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Lac Black

Lac yields colors from crimsons to burgundy reds to deep purples. It is sourced from the resinous secretion of the insect Laccifer lacca. These insects are cultivated on a wide variety of trees one of which is the Dhak, Butea monosperma, more commonly known as flame-of-the-forest. The beautiful blossoms of this tree are used to worship the god of fire by Hindus and have been a subject of traditional poetry. The colours achieved with lac are very warm and soft.We use Lac Black dyestuff to obtain two shades of purple.

#50

#42

#34

#35

#19A

#12A

Scarves with this dye
Other dyes

Turkey Red

Smoke Grey

Indigo

Hill Brown

Garnet Brown

Blood Red