Indigenous Techniques of Dyeing of Fibres and Fabrics With Natural Dyes in Manipur

Journal of Agriculture and Allied fields
Year: (2020), Volume: (2), Issue. (1)
First page: (1) Last page: (16)
Online ISSN: A/F
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Indigenous Techniques of Dyeing of Fibres and Fabrics With Natural Dyes in Manipur

Y. Prabhabati Devi

ACTO, Home Science, KVK, Chandel, ICAR Manipur Centre

Corresponding Author: prabhayumnam@rediffmail.com

Online Published: 10-April-2020

Received:
28th November 2019

Accepted:
21st February 2020

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ABSTRACT

Natural dyes are dyes or colorants that are derived from plants, animals , insects and minerals .Most of the natural dyes are obtained from parts of plants-leaves, stem, barks, seeds ,flowers, roots etc. The present study is on dyeing of fibre and fabric with natural dye in Manipur. The study started by reviewing a wide range of literature like books, journals, bulletins concerned with natural dye and interview with people who engaged in this age-old tradition. All the documents available in written form were documented properly. Colour photograph of some of the handloom products dyed with natural dye were taken. The people of the state still use these dyes for dyeing of their handloom products which are famous all over the world. Different mordants like acidic and alkaline obtained from natural resources were also used to get different shades and also to increase the colour fastness of the fabric.

KEYWORDS

natural dye, age-old tradition, mordant, handloom, colour fastness