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Any of several natural brown dyes that are extract from the heartwood and seed pods of the ''Acacia catechu'' (Bengal cutch), the fruits of ''Areca catechu'' (Bombay catechu) or the leaves and twigs of ''Uncaria gambir'' (gambier).  
 
Any of several natural brown dyes that are extract from the heartwood and seed pods of the ''Acacia catechu'' (Bengal cutch), the fruits of ''Areca catechu'' (Bombay catechu) or the leaves and twigs of ''Uncaria gambir'' (gambier).  
  
(See also dye records for [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=cutch cutch], and [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=gambier gambier].) Catechu dyes were extensively used for dyeing cottons. Aluminum mordants generally produced yellow-brown shades, tin mordants gave red-brown shades and iron mordants yielded dark brown colors.  
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(See also dye records for [[cutch]], and [[gambier]].) Catechu dyes were extensively used for dyeing cottons. Aluminum mordants generally produced yellow-brown shades, tin mordants gave red-brown shades and iron mordants yielded dark brown colors.  
  
 
See attached image(s).
 
See attached image(s).
  
 
[[File:cutch 3up2.jpg|thumb|Fabric dyed with cutch extract]]
 
[[File:cutch 3up2.jpg|thumb|Fabric dyed with cutch extract]]
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== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
  

Latest revision as of 14:11, 13 January 2014

Pieces of cutch

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Any of several natural brown dyes that are extract from the heartwood and seed pods of the Acacia catechu (Bengal cutch), the fruits of Areca catechu (Bombay catechu) or the leaves and twigs of Uncaria gambir (gambier).

(See also dye records for cutch, and gambier.) Catechu dyes were extensively used for dyeing cottons. Aluminum mordants generally produced yellow-brown shades, tin mordants gave red-brown shades and iron mordants yielded dark brown colors.

See attached image(s).

Fabric dyed with cutch extract

Synonyms and Related Terms

cachou; Bengal catechu; Bombay catechu; catechin; katechu; gambier; Japan earth; cashoo

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