You're here because you are a lover of natural color, is it not? Welcome. We're happy to tell you about the ingredients we use for dyeing our Eri silk fiber and yarn. In fact, we are curious to discover new ingredients from makers like you. But we all live in different parts of the world. What grows natively here, may not be available in your climate or terrain, but it will be good to know. Do write in and share your experiences in natural dyes.
Here is a Free PDF of the ingredients we use for natural dyeing. You can download it below. Instead of creating a dull list we have shown the ingredients pictorially. Hope it makes it more useful and interesting for you. Since we work with women dyers in the villages we only had the local names of the plants that are used for natural dyeing - in their tribal language. We are now working with the horticulture department of Meghalaya to identify the botanical names of each plant. We still have 3 plants to identify.
Ri-bhoi weaver gathering Jyrmi, an indigenous vine creeper that grows wild in the forest. This plant is used as a fixative for dying with turmeric root to create a golden yellow color.
At Muezart we believe in continuing to use plant mordants as dye fixatives. This is a slow natural dye process that the local village women have been using for centuries. That means our colors come from 100% natural ingredients.
We specialize in Eri silk, which is a protein fiber that works well with natural dye fixatives. If you're a fan of slow-made natural products, then you will understand that all-natural dyes will have color variants. No dye batch will be the same color. That's the beauty of the trade. This is exactly what gives each yarn and fiber that exquisite hand-made, one-of-a-kind look.