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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
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[[File:Uemura 10-15-2009 383.jpg|thumb|Silk dyed with pussy willow flowers, Uemera Dye Archive]]
 
[[File:Uemura 10-15-2009 383.jpg|thumb|Silk dyed with pussy willow flowers, Uemera Dye Archive]]
  
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== Resources and Citations ==
  
 
* R.J. Adrosko, ''Natural Dyes in the United States'', Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 1968
 
* R.J. Adrosko, ''Natural Dyes in the United States'', Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 1968

Revision as of 14:32, 16 August 2020

English Whithorn
17.1897

Description

Bark from black willow trees (Salix nigra) native the east coast of the United States. Hickory bark will give a pale brown to rose-tan color on wool using an alum mordant. Willow bark dye has good washfastness and fair lightfastness. Willow bark also contains a natural catechol tanning agent used to prepared leather.

Silk dyed with pussy willow flowers, Uemera Dye Archive

Resources and Citations

  • R.J. Adrosko, Natural Dyes in the United States, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 1968
  • John and Margaret Cannon, Dye Plants and Dyeing, Herbert Press, London, 1994

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