Turmeric (circuma longa), is a rhizome and it belongs to the ginger family. The root is use as a culinary spice to flavor curries, preserve foods, and as a medicinal herb. It is believed that the roots, has an anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant properties. In India, and parts of Asia–it is used to treat some health conditions.
When used as a dyestuff it gives a rich golden orange color. I made these scarves by dyeing them in a rich yellow turmeric dye bath for the background. Then each pieces was folded and clamped into a bundle and dipped into the purple logwood dye.
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