Wild indigo is an herb.

Brij Ballabh Udaiwal :- Practicing hand block printing profession for 40 + years Current Profile:- I presently work as an independent textile design, dyeing and printing consultant operating from my office at Sanganer,Jaipur. I own a textile firm called ‘SHILPI’…

Wild indigo is an herb.



Brij Ballabh Udaiwal :- Practicing hand block printing profession for 40 + years
Current Profile:- I presently work as an independent textile design, dyeing and printing consultant operating from my office at Sanganer,Jaipur. I own a textile firm called ‘SHILPI’ in sanganer dealing in fabrics, stitched garments.
AWARDS • National Award in 1991 for excellence in Wooden Block printing on Bangalore silk saree with Natural/Vegetable dyes. • State in 1986 for excellence in both side Wooden Block printing on Bangalore silk scarf with Natural/Vegetable dyes,
The Unesco WCC Award of Excellence for Crafts 2014 and 2016
Interests:- I am looking for avenues that provide me ample opportunity to showcase the excellence of Natural/Vegetable Dyeing and Printing Handicrafts at International as well as National platforms, Design development and training with handloom Weavers and Handicraft artisans are some favorite areas of my work profile.
I am indeed one of the authentic person who is educating people about natural IndiGo printing and dyeing
IndiGo is a Great blood purifier
1913 natural indigo had been almost entirely replaced by synthetic indigo
By the year 1850, the colors used to dye the textiles were made from natural things, have you ever noticed that colors affect our emotions? It is not surprising that for centuries people have preferred to dye or print textile. And for this, he has used a method that we call dyeing.
Natural indigo was the only source of the dye until about 1913 Within a short time, however, synthetic indigo had almost completely superseded natural indigo, and today nearly all indigo produced is synthetic.
environmentally-responsible fabric पर्यावरण के लिए जिम्मेदार कपड़े
Natural Indigo dyes V Synthetic Indigo dye.
Synthetic Indigo dye polluting water
Synthetically Indigo dyed textiles not good for health and environment. A very good alternative is there. And it is nothing but natural dyes, specially vegetable ones.
Due to the fact that synthetic indigo dye cheaper and simpler to use. But many side–effects of using synthetic indigo dyes. Synthetic indigo dye induce many diseases among the users. A section of G-8 countries has banned the import of synthetically dyed clothes in the interest of its citizens.
Wild indigo is an herb. The root is used to make medicine.
Wild indigo is used for infections such as diphtheria, influenza (flu), swine flu, the common cold and other upper respiratory tract infections, lymph node infections, scarlet fever, malaria, and typhoid. It is also used for sore tonsils (tonsillitis), sore throat, swelling of the mouth and throat, fever, boils, and Crohn’s disease.
Some people apply wild indigo directly to the skin for ulcers, sore and painful nipples, as a douche for vaginal discharge, and for cleaning open and swollen wounds.
Into the secrets of indigo dyes
India is known as the first major centre of production for indigo dyes.
India and China have nearly 5000-year-old traditions of natural dyeing
Natural indigo is a plant-based dye derived from the leaves of the plant Indigofera tinctoria and related species. About a hundred years ago advances in organic chemistry made the development of a synthetic indigo possible. Today the much cheaper synthetic indigo is used for the production of indigo blue clothing’s.
Indigo plant, named as “Indigofera tinctoria”, was discovered around 1600s (B.C.). Indigo dyestuff, extracted from its leaves, had been used in various primitive dyeing processes for years.
Indigo dyestuff which is classified as vat dye is insoluble in water, Indigo creates living colours on fabrics. Indigo dyestuff can never fully penetrate into the fibre, since its molecule is so big and it only adheres to the surface and remains at outer surface of the fibre. The inside stays white. It abrades or fades continually.
At present what raises concern is the reduction technique in indigo dyeing. The use of sodium hydrosulphite as a reducing agent is associated with several environmental issues.
Alternate reducing systems have been explored, such as organic reducing agent, biological reduction.
इंडिगो यानी नील (IndiGo is a color of mystery and romance)
राजस्थान की नील INDIGO – IN – RAJASTHAN
Until the beginning of 20th Century, Rajasthan was cultivating Indigo and extracting the deep rich blue dye from it. The sub tropical climate of Rajasthan was favourable to Indigo cultivation. Many surviving members of the dyer community such as the Neelgar and Rangreez and the block printers like the Chippa, Bhavsar and Khatri attest to this fact.
Natural Organic IndiGo cotton yarn dyed handloom fabrics discharge block printed gets softer with washing. It’s mostly used for mens’ or womens’ wear.
In India, traditions embody vital cultural heritage. Shilpi Sansthan sustains art traditions.
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