Lichen dyes

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Description

Natural dyes have been extracted from lichens for several hundred years. Lichen dyes produces red, blue, yellow, purple and brown colors on wool. Many of these dyes are strong-acid base indicators, such as litmus.

See archil, cudbear, and litmus.

Synonyms and Related Terms

colorantes de líquenes (Esp.); corantes de líquenes (Port.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • R.J. Adrosko, Natural Dyes in the United States, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 1968
  • Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
  • John and Margaret Cannon, Dye Plants and Dyeing, Herbert Press, London, 1994