Kilim Rugs and Carpets Blog — dyes

Dyes Used in Handmade Area Rugs and Kilims

brown colours dyed rugs dyes green red silk wool

    The use of vegetables, roots, shells and other natural items to make dyes has been a well known art for many thousands of years. This ancient practice continued unchanged and untouched until the mid 19th century when synthetic des were invented. The findings at a Chinese spring dating from about 3000 B.C. indicate that the science of dyeing was initially developed in far east. On the other hand, in Europe, the first dyers were most probably people who lived around Zurich lake in about 2000 B.C. we also know that the art of dyeing belongs to old times...

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