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natural dyeing, lac

Laccifer or Kerria Lacca or Lac is a parasitic scale bug that feeds on the sap of certain tropical trees and secretes a sticky resin. The resin-like secretion hardens when exposed to air; it forms a protective crust around the insect as it dines on … Continue reading

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batik painting

Last month, I took a class in batik painting at Jadi Batik Gallery, a handicraft center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The gallery is located in a busy street, where it is easily accessible to an array of fine dining and shopping for both … Continue reading

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combos colors in purple and yellow

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 … Continue reading

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weekly bundle: indigo dyeing

This was my first experiment with indigo dyeing.  Indigo is a beautiful blue color obtained from indigofera tinctoria plant. A similar blue dye can also be obtained in the woad plant. History has it that this plant has been the … Continue reading

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