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Myrobalan is a deciduous tree (Terminalia chebula) which grows throughout Asia but mainly in the foothills of the Himalayas.   The dye comes from the fruits of the tree which are dried and crushed to powder.  However this extract is produced by steeping the myrobalan powder in hot water until a pigment immerses, and then it is re-dried into powder form.  Myrobalan is naturally rich in tannin and therefore can be used as a mordant and a dye for cotton and other plant fibres yielding butter yellow colours.  it is also great for over-dyeing to create other colours, for instance over-dye with indigo to form teal shades, or madder to yield orange shades.   The use of iron sulphate will produce mossy to grey-greens and with larger amounts of iron produces darker steel-greys.


Free of any chemicals or processing aids for extraction.


It has high fastness and wash fastness.


Due to its concentration,  the dye extract can be used at a level of 5% which is much lower than other forms of dye powder.


Supplied in a pack of 25g

Myrobalan Extract - 25g Pack

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