Natural Dyeing Processes of India


This unique volume in the Calico Museum of Textiles series on contemporary crafts, documents the fast-declining traditional Indian processes in which natural dyes are used. The first part of the book summaries the information collected from various sources, and includes historical notes, the local names of the dyes used, their botanical names and the procedures followed. The second part studies the processes in the surviving centres for dyeing. There are comprehensive appendices with explanatory notes. A glossary of Indian words also forms part of this book.

This book is a must have for serious natural dyers and has been one of the most important and most referenced books of the Maiwa Library.  It is this book that helped Maiwa meet and come to work with some of the most talented and knowledgable natural dyers working in India today.

Authors: B.C. Mohanty, K.V. Chandramouli and H.D. Naik

These books are not new and have very slight wear on the outside. This is no way takes away from the value of these editions.

Hardcover Edition 


Published by H.N. Patel on behalf of Calico Museum of Textiles, Sarabhai Foundation, Ahmedabad, India 1987.