Botanical Name

nelumbo nucifera

Common name

mallouts phillppensis

Other Name

red kamala/ kamala tree.

Part Used

dried fruit/ bark / seeds


textile dyeing

Color Ranges:
  • KAMALA 1
    KAMALA 2

Product Descriptions:

Nelumbo nucifera also known as Indian lotus, scared lotus bean of India it is also called a water lily. Therefore, mostly dry lotus seed-based products are found on the market. Traditional sun baking combining with charcoal.Lotus are use in food additive and also natural dye it give pale yellow shade with alum mordant on normal ph. And a bright green shade obtain with indigo. Kamla powder chemical composition is flavonal and alkaloid.

Dyeing Process

sodhani biotech

(A) Pre Mordant 1 :- Pre-treat the material with alum 10% of fabric weight at 80°C for 60 mins.
(B) Dyeing :- Add the required amount of dye to the dye bath. pH of dye bath needs to be maintained at pH 7. If it's higher than pH 7 add vinegar, if below pH 7, use lime or soda ash. Stir well to dissolve the dye. Add fabric to the dye bath and maintain at 90°C for 60-80 mins. We check all our natural dyes at 30% of fabric weight, you can amend the percentage as per lighter or darker shade required.
(C) Post Treatment :- Conduct soaping of the dyed material with non-ionic detergent (0.5gpl) at 50°C for 35 mins.
(D) Hot wash and then cold wash the material.


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