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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: 巴西紅木

English: Brazilwood

Scientific Name:  C. echinata

Part: Wood

Category: Plant


Brazilwood is a tree that is native to the coastal regions of Brazil in South America. It is also found in other parts of the world, including Madagascar, West Africa, and India.


The heartwood of the Brazilwood tree produces a red dye, which has been used for centuries as a natural colorant for textiles, furniture, and other materials. The dye, which is often called "Brazilwood red", produces a range of shades of red, from pinkish-red to deep maroon. It was highly valued in Europe during the Renaissance period, and was a major export from Brazil to Europe for many years.


In addition to its use as a dye, brazilwood is also used for other purposes. The wood of the tree is hard, heavy, and durable, and is used in the production of furniture, flooring, and other wood products. The tree is also used in traditional medicine, where it is believed to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.




巴西木樹的心材可產生紅色染料,幾個世紀以來一直用作紡織品、家具和其他材料的天然著色劑。 這種染料通常被稱為“巴西木紅”,可產生從粉紅色到深栗色的一系列紅色。它在文藝復興時期在歐洲受到高度重視,多年來一直是巴西向歐洲出口的主要產品。


除了用作染料外,巴西木還用於其他用途。巴西木樹的木材堅硬、重且耐用,可用於生產家具、地板和其他木製品。 該樹還用於傳統醫學,據信具有抗炎和抗癌特性。

 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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