February 14, 2014 @ AboveTheFray
The Art of Natural Dyes
Despite the invention of chemical (aniline) dyes in the late 19th Century, the hilltribe artists represented by Above the Fray: Traditional Hilltribe Art largely use dyes and mordants exclusively derived from locally-collected natural materials and processed using traditional methods. The complex “recipes” for making these permanent dyes have been handed down for generations. The art is still alive today, and we have met master-dyers who are still developing new colors using traditional methods and materials.
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