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20 Types of dye materials are selected. Most of them are plants, including flowers, fruits and roots. Two are insects. Two types of mineral are used as mordants.

Chinese: 花生衣

English: Peanut

Scientific Name:  Arachis hypogaea

Part: Skin

Category: Plant


Arachis hypogaea, also known as peanut or groundnut, is a species of legume that is widely cultivated for its edible seeds. While peanuts are primarily used as a food crop, they have also been used in traditional medicine for their health benefits. Additionally, the plant has been used in some cultures as a natural dye for fabric.


The shells of the peanut seeds, which are often discarded during processing, can be used to create a brown dye. The process involves boiling the shells in water to extract the color, then soaking the fabric in the resulting dye solution. The resulting color can vary depending on the type of fabric used and the method of application.


While peanut dyeing is not a common practice in modern textile production, it has been used in some traditional textile crafts, particularly in parts of Africa and India. The use of natural dyes is often considered to be more sustainable and eco-friendly than synthetic dyes, which may have negative environmental impacts.


It is worth noting that while peanut dyeing can be a fun and interesting way to experiment with natural dyes, people with peanut allergies should avoid handling or coming into contact with the peanut shells used in the process.









 1.  Logwood

 2.  Lac bugs

 3.  Comfrey

 4.  Cochineal

 5.  Madder

 6.  Connected shell

 7.  Knotweed

 8.  Huai Mi

 9.  pomegranate peel

10. Wormwood

11. Reseda(Weld)

12. winter green

13. cork

14. onion skin

15. chestnut

16. coconut

17. Hanna

18. five companions

19. black bean coat

20. Viola



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