Plant Cultures | Crafts | Dyeing


Crafts – Dyeing

A wide range of plants is used for dyeing cloth in South Asia. The development of synthetic dyes in the late 19th century led to a decrease in the use of natural dyes. Synthetic dyes are easy to obtain, and sometimes, have brighter and longer lasting colours. However, the traditional use of natural dyes has survived, and there is now increasing interest in their use.

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