Produces oranges pinks and reds on both cellulose and protein fibers when lowering and elevating the pH. This wood is pretty high in tannins, so not necessary to use mordant but it is always suggested. Can also be use as assist and to layer color.
Warm reds when dyed at a 20% WOF and deep crimson reds when dyed at 50-100%.
Botanical Name: Caealpinia Sappan Caesalpinia Sappan commonly known as Sappan wood. It belongs to the Gulmohar family. It is a small thorny tree. It is also known as Patranga which is one of the most important herb in Ayurvedic medicine system.
Caesalpinia Sappan belongs to plant family Fabaceae (Leguminosae). It is a multipurpose tree which is also used for medicinal, cosmetic purposes and as a safe natural coloring agent. Sappan wood is one of the most widely used plant dye which plays a predominant role in red colour for dyeing textiles. With the variation of the pH of the dye bath by the addition of mordants the dye produces hue from pink to red colour. By combining different metallic mordants like chrome alum, ferrous alum with dye it displays good fastness towards washing. It also have some medicinal properties such as anti-inflammatory activity.
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