Color Shades

MadderRubia madderRedMadder’s leafy Tops sprawl untidily over the ground and their clusters of tiny yellow-green flowers are insignificant .Yet to the dyer, madder is a miracle of color because its roots contain alizarin, one of the most valuable red dye pigments ever known.
HaritakiTerminalia chebula haritakiGreenHaritaka is so named because It grows in the abode of Hara (the Himalayas); it is green (Harita) in the natural colour and it cures (harayet) all diseases.
Cutch, CutechuCutechu cutchOrange, BrownThe dyestuff known as cutch of catechu Is an extract usually made from the heartwood of Acacia catechu, a small thorny tree. It yields orange-brown dyes that are rich in tannin, and was used In India calico printing before its introduction to the West. His used mainly to dye cotton and silk.
IndigoIndigofera indigoBlueIndigo’s ability to produce an extensive range of beautiful blue shades has made it the most successful dye plant ever known. The commercially available Indigo powder is made from the leaves of Indigofera tinctoria, which requires hot, sunny and humid growing conditions to flourish.
TurmericCurcuma longa turmericYellowTurmeric belongs to the same family as ginger sometimes known as ‘Indian saffron”, it is the source or the familiar yellow color of many Asian curly dishes. Both the culinary spice and the dye are obtained from its root. Turmeric was and still is used for textile painting and omit mg in India.
OnionAllium cepa onionGreenThe outer skin of this common vegetable is one of the most useful and readily available dyestuffs. It is ideal for the novice dyer’s first experiments since It reliably produced rich, vibrant shades of orange, yellow, rust and brown on all fibers, and does not Impart any odor to the dyed material.
PomegranatePunica granatum pomoYellow, Orange, BlackThe edible pomegranate fruit yields an ocher-yellow dye and the skins rich in tannin, which improves Colorfastness. The pomegranate dye lacks brilliance so it is often mixed with turmeric root to make the color brighter in India and Southeast Asia it is used as a mordant and a dye.


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