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Title: Dye yielding plants of Assam for dyeing handloom textile products
Authors: Kar, A
Borthakur, SK
Keywords: Dye yielding plants
Natural dyes
Handloom
Textile
Assam
Issue Date: Jan-2008
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt.CI.⁸: D06P, D01H13/30
Abstract: Assam is floristically one of the richest states of Northeast India with more than 3,000 flowering plant species. The state is inhabited by five major tribes and nine minor tribes. The people of Assam have been using different herbs to dye their cotton, silk and woolen yarns, and garments. A survey on vegetable dye was undertaken during 2006-2007 in different parts and among different ethnic group of Assam. The paper deals with 47 dye yielding plant species and provides information on their botanical name, family, local names, plant parts used, method of preparation, colour produced, and kind of garments dyed.
Page(s): 166-171
ISSN: 0972-5938
Source:IJTK Vol.07(1) [January 2008]

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