This section treats traditional and natural dye stuffs that can lend their colors to textiles.

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Overview of natural & traditional dyes

Indigo

Plant-based dye
made of Roots

Woad

Plant-based dye
made of Leaves

Tyrian purple

Animal-based dye
made of Snails

Logwood

Plant-based dye
made of Wood

Brazilwood

Plant-based dye
made of Wood

Catechu

Plant-based dye
made of Wood

Black walnut

Plant-based dye
made of Nuts

Armenian cochineal

Animal-based dye
made of Insects

Henna

Plant-based dye
made of Leaves

Maclura tinctoria

Plant-based dye
made of Wood

Cochineal

Animal-based dye
made of Insects

Madder root

Animal-based dye
made of Roots

Kermes

Animal-based dye
made of Insects

Polish cochineal

Animal-based dye
made of Insects

Bloodroot

Plant-based dye
made of Roots

Orcein

Plant-based dye
made of Algae

Turmeric

dye
made of Roots

Gamboge

Plant-based dye
made of Wood

Reseda

Plant-based dye
made of Roots

Saffron

Plant-based dye
made of Flowers

Marigold

Plant-based dye
made of Flowers