Biolife, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2015
Basella rubra Linn : A Dyeing study for Silk
Anjali Deshmukh1* and Deepika Khobragade2
1-2 Department Of Textile and Clothing, Govt. Vidarbha Institute of Science and Humanities Amravati. (M.S.)
In the present study basella rubra Linn berries of Indian origin were extracted for dyeing of silk as a natural dye. Extraction
was carried out with two different methods. In method I, extraction was carried out at room temp. in cold tap water. In
method II, extraction was carried out at boiling temp. pH of the colour extract was scanned and noted 6.5 as acidic pH. Citric
acid treatment was given to samples of experimental group prior to dyeing. Samples of control and experimental group were
dyed with both cold and hot dyeing method. 10% alum and alum in combination with other mordants imparted range of
mauve, beige, pink and gold. Dyed silk samples exhibited moderate to very good wash and sunlight fastness. Citric acid
treatment showed improved fastness properties.
Published online 16 August, 2015
© 2015 Published by Global Science Publishing Group, USA
How to Cite this Article:
Anjali Deshmukh and Deepika Khobragade (2015). Basella rubra Linn : A Dyeing study for Silk. Biolife, 3(3), pp 710-716.