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Title: Traditional knowledge and natural dyeing system of Manipur – with special reference to Kum dye
Authors: Singh, N Rajendro
Yaiphaba, N
David, Th
Babita, RK
Devi, Ch Bino
Singh, N Rajmuhon
Keywords: Manipur;Natural dyes;Kum;Traditional knowledge
Issue Date: Jan-2009
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. Cl. ⁸: D01, D01H13/30, D06P
Abstract: The Meitei women practice dyeing in Manipur using varieties of plant leaves, flowers and tree barks. However, the use of kum (Strobilanthus flaccidifolius) is more significant than any other type of vegetable dyes because of its superior quality than the others. The paper focus on the traditional knowledge and traditional dyeing system in Manipur emphasizing on the preparations of kum dye and preparation of dyes of different colours using kum.
Page(s): 84-88
ISSN: 0972-5938
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.08(1) [January 2009]

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