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Natural Dyeing

감물염

Wearing Slow, Wearing Nature (Slow Fashion)

What is Natural Dyeing?
It means dyeing clothes with natural dyes obtained from flowers, trees, grass, earth, insects, and shells etc., that can be easily taken from the nature and around us.


Persimmon
Persimmon

Clothes dyed with persimmon are called 'Gal-Ot'. It was easy to obtain persimmon dye and easy to dye with it. Clothes dyed with persimmons were worn by common people for work clothes. In the past, they used less ripe persimmon to make persimmon dye that gives brown and black color.

Color
Color brown
JJock (Indigo color, Persicaria Tinctoria)
JJock (Indigo color, Persicaria Tinctoria)

Its leaves are used as a dye material, and its green leaves are turned into dark blue when they are dried. The color does not fade and is beautiful, and is still used to dye special fabrics.

Color
Color blue
Somok
Somok

It is a representative red-based dyeing material that has been used since the Three Kingdoms period. You can get different Somok colors when different mordants and different dyeing methods are used. Somok Dyes give beautiful red and dark purple.

Color
Color red
Gardenia
Gardenia

Gardenia fruits have been used for a long time to color food materials or dye cloth. The gardenia fruits can dye cloth without mordants or formula, and the fruits have pharmacological effects such as lowering heat or eliminating inflammation. They are also used to dye underwears and baby diapers.

Color
Color yellow
Pattern Dyeing
Pattern Dyeing

Pattern Dyeing is a dyeing method to physically block the penetration of dyes into a part of white cloth. It is a dyeing technique of expressing various colors and new senses of styles.