Living Colors


"most early cultures developed some form of textile dyeing utilizing the plant
and mineral resources from their environments. these arts represent thousands of
years of experamentation, a rich cultural heratage. after little more than a
century of scientific ‘development’ the replacement of traditional dyes with
synthetic dyestuffs is almost universal. Some of the coloring techniques of the
ancient world still survive in remote villages, from the Middle east thru to the
Pacific and north to Mongolia as well as in Central- and South America but many
of these ancient traditions in natural science are at risk of being lost

the ethnobotanic
of fibres and dyes



Happy Monday morning
to our friends in Australia, New Zealand and Asia!