Difference between revisions of "Willow bark"

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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.
 
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.
  
* For willow dyes, see [[http://cameo.mfa.org/wiki/Category:Uemura_dye_archive '''Uemera Dye Archive''' (Nekoyanagi)]]
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* For willow dyes, see [[http://cameo.mfa.org/wiki/Category:Uemura_dye_archive '''Uemera Dye Archive''' (Yanagi and Nekoyanagi)]]
 
[[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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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

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • 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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