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Eastern Brazilwood (Sappanwood) EXTRACT 500g (1.1 lb)


The extract of eastern brazilwood comes from the heartwood of trees of the genus Caesalpinia. Originally an old-world dye, the country of Brazil was named after this dyeplant. Historically harvested (then overharvested) from the species Cæsalpinia echinata found on Brazilian coastlines. Sappanwood Cæsalpinia 

sappan is found throughout east Asia and is sometimes known as Eastern Brazilwood. Our brazilwood comes from Sappanwood. This wood is high in tannin and a colourant known as Brazilian. It will produce lovely warm reds when dyed at a 2-5% WOF and deep crimson reds when dyed at 5-10%. 

For in-depth information on natural dyes see our Guide to Natural Dyes available on Also available as a Printable PDF