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
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