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Garnet Brown Natural Dyes

Garnet Brown Natural Dyes

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Botanical Name - Acacia-Nilotica
Common Name - Bark Of Acacia
Other Name - Babool Chaal
Part Used - Trees Bark
Uses - Tanning Agent, Dyeing And Ayurvedic Remedies

The genus Acacia belongs to the family Mimosaceae Acacia, which is a very large genus containing tree, shrub and climbers. Acacia Nilotica(linn) wild exdel is known as in India as babul Kikar, Babur in Hindi. It is truly a multipurpose tree. Its timber is valued by rural folk, its leaves and pod are used as fodder and gum has number of uses. Almost every part of the babul tree is utilised for some purpose. The sapwood of babul is sharply demarcated from the heartwood and white, whitish turning pale yellow on exposure. The heartwood is pinkish brown and turns reddish brown on ageing. The bark is obtained mainly as a by-product when trees are felled for timber or fuel. Leaves of Acacia Nilotica is known as “Indian Gum Arabica”. Dye stuff from A.Nilotica is extracted by boiling the pods, leaves, barks in varying proportion and occasional additions of wood extracts. Variation in colours from yellow, to black through brown can be obtained by varying properties of leaves, pods, barks and wood extracts.

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How to use

(A)Wet the fabric with wetting agent/soapnut(Reetha) or normal wash with water at 50 degree for 20 mins.

(B) Pre Mordant :-

Pre-treat the material with alum 6% of fabric weight at 85°C for 60 mins.

(C) Dyeing :-

Add the required amount of dye to the dye bath. PH of dye bath needs to be maintained at pH 5. If it is higher than pH, 5 add vinegar, if below pH 5, use lime or soda ash. Stir well to dissolve the dye. Add fabric to the dye bath and maintain at 95°C for 60-80 mins. We check all our natural dyes at 5% of fabric weight; you can amend the percentage as per lighter or darker shade required.

(D) Post Treatment :-

Conduct soaping of the dyed material with non-ionic detergent (0.5gpl) or ezee soap at 50°C for 30 mins.

(E)Then conduct cold wash of the material at 50°C for 20 mins or more time.

Natural Dyes Extract Discovery pack (50gms of each of all natural dyes extract powder)

This Pack includes 15 Different Natural Dyes Colours with Auxiliaries.

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Swatch Card - 35 Handmade organic cotton samples - Size 15 cm x 12 cm - Undyed/ Greige/ White

Variety of 35 swatches to help you understand the quality of fabrics.

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