Natural dye of Laos

In Laos, there is a tradition of natural dye, which is not always carried out since the cheaper and easier chemical dye came in. However, there are still a number of people who prefer to use only natural dye, which is far better for the environment and the color is really different!

(photo - thread dyed with lac)

As there is a plenty of nature including the mighty Mekong River, you can find many plants that could be used as a material for dye. 

(photo - marigold flowers)

For example, Tai ebony fruit makes black color, lac produces pink to red color, marigold flower makes bright orange color, Indian trumpet bark pale yellowish-green color, Jack fruit heart wood a bright yellow color, mangosteen sheels light brown and so on.

(photo - ebony fruit for dye)

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