Acacia yellow

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An organic yellow dye prepared from the small dark yellow flowers found on acacia trees (Acacia catechu). Cutch, a brown dye, is obtained from the leaves and wood of the same tree.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Acacia catechu; cacho(Esp.); giallo d'acacia (It.); acacia (Port.)

Resources and Citations

  • John and Margaret Cannon, Dye Plants and Dyeing, Herbert Press, London, 1994
  • Kurt Wehlte, The Materials and Techniques of Painting, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York, 1975