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The process of making dyes for jute work

Abhijit Pradhan Abhijit Pradhan Oct 17, 2020 · 1 min read
The process of making dyes for jute work
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Craftsmen are using vegetable dyes to dye jute. First, they collect various fruits and tree bark. Different colors are available from different fruit and tree bark. Such as the bark of the Arjuna tree and the bark of the acacia tree, Different colors are also available from Amalaki and chlorophyll fruits. Black color is obtained from the bark of the acacia tree. Brown color obtained from the bark of the Arjuna tree. Thus different colors are collected from different fruits.

Step- 1

Fruits and bark are cleaned after collection from the tree. Should be cleaned otherwise various insects and spoiled fruit coloring can cause problems. Different types of fruits and peels are separated.

Step- 2

After separation, the fruit and bark are boiled separately in water. After boiling for one hour, the water has to be filtered so that no pieces of bark or fruit remain. If bark or pieces of fruit remain, it will be difficult to color the jute. After bending, the color water should boil for a while more. When the color of the water becomes dark, it should be stopped.

Step- 3

Jute should be immersed in colored water for a while. The jute color should be dipped in water five to six times and one to two minutes should be allowed between each dip.

Step- 4

After dipping in the paint, it should be dried in the sun for a few hours. Once the jute is dry it is ready to wrap on the structure.

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Abhijit Pradhan
Written by Abhijit Pradhan
Mr. Abhijit Pradhan is a graphic designer, blogger at Technicise Software & Technologies Pvt Ltd based in Kolkata, India.