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Usage of Tagetes and Tanacetum as Dye Plants for Natural and Artificial Fibers

Pavol Kaššák / Katarína Kaffková
  • Department of Genetic Resources of Vegetables and Specialty Crops, Crop Research Institute, Olomouc, Czech Republic
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Published Online: 2018-08-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opag-2018-0031


This study is presenting results from an experiment with two well-known dye plants and their interaction with different types of textile fibres. Briefly, fresh and dry inflorescences of Tagetes patula and dry inflorescences of Tanacetum vulgare were used for the preparation of a dyeing bath. Then, different samples of cloth (made from natural plant fibres (wool), artificial fibres (sloter and ortalion), both artificial and plant fibres (canvas) and natural animal fibres (wool)) were immersed into the hot dyeing baths. Results showed that both chosen plant species are suitable for textile dyeing, but they differ in colour density.

Keywords: natural dyes; textile treatment; Tansy; French marigold; colouring baths


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About the article

Received: 2018-02-22

Accepted: 2018-07-02

Published Online: 2018-08-25

Citation Information: Open Agriculture, Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 291–295, ISSN (Online) 2391-9531, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opag-2018-0031.

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© by Pavol Kaššák and Katarína Kaffková, published by De Gruyter. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. BY-NC-ND 4.0

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