Red And Violet Botanical Extract Dyes Can Be Obtained From Madder Count:474 Date:9/6/2015 2:21:40 PM

Botanical Extract Dyes can be sorted into three categories: Botanical Extract Dyes obtained from plants (indigo), those obtained from animals (cochineal), and those obtained from minerals (ocher). Creating and using plant-based-dyes is a wonderful way to gain an understanding of the biology and the chemistry at work in the plants around us.

Common or Dyers’ Madder (Rubia tinctorum)

The finger-thick roots of this shrub is used for the dye. It is believed to have originated in Anatolia, but it is found in the Caucasus, Iran, and western Central Asia. Various hues from red to violet can be obtained.

In the early 21st century, the market for Botanical Extract Dyes in the fashion industry is experiencing a resurgence. Let's try Botanical Extract Dyes!


Bohmer, Harald (2002)

Koekboya: Natural Dyes and Textiles. L.E. Fogelberg, transl. Ganderkesee: Weppert, Schweinfurt.

Özgökçe F, Yilmaz I (2003)

Dye Plants of East Anatolia Region (Turkey). In Economic Botany: Vol. 57, No. 4 pp. 454–460

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