MIMOSA

Botanical Name Mimosa Pudica

Common name Shameplant

Other Name Touch-me-not plant

Part Used leaves

Uses Fabric Dyeing, leather, and paper

Color Ranges

Product Descriptions

Mimosa pudica, commonly known as the "sensitive plant" or "touch-me-not," is a tropical herbaceous plant with fascinating dye potential. Its leaves contain pigments that can be extracted for dyeing purposes. The dye obtained from Mimosa pudica leaves can yield varying shades of yellow or green, depending on the mordants and techniques used. The process typically involves boiling the leaves to release the color compounds, which can then be applied to textiles or other materials. While Mimosa pudica dye has been traditionally used by indigenous communities for coloring fabrics and fibers, its application has been limited due to colorfastness challenges and the availability of more stable synthetic dyes. Despite this, the plant's natural dyeing properties continue to attract interest for eco-friendly and artisanal dyeing practices.

Dyeing Process

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