Sunday, August 3, 2008


Based on Color
Blue Dyes: Natural indigo, sulphonated natural indigo and the flowers of the Japanese “Tsuykusa”
Red Dyes: The colour index lists 32 red natural dyes. The prominent among them are madder (Rubia tinctorum L), Manjeet (Rubia cordifolia), Brazil wood/Sappan wood (Caesalpina sappan L), Al or Morinda (Morinda citrifolia L).
Yellow Dyes: Colour index lists 28 yellow dyes. Some of the important yellow dyes are, black oak (quercus velutina), tumeric (curcuma longa), and weld
(reseda luteola) and Himalayan rhubarb (rheum emodi).

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