Hickory bark

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Description

Bark from white hickory trees (Hicoria alba) native to the east coast of the United States. Hickory bark will give a dark yellow (cotton) to golden (wool) color using an alum mordant. With a chrome mordant, hickory give a brass color to wool and cotton. Hickory bark dye has good color fastness.

Synonyms and Related Terms

white hickory (Hicoria alba); mockernut

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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