Nimbus® : Natural Dye From Kerria lacca
Common Name : Lac
Botanical Name : Kerria lacca
Natural Dye : Red and Violet Dye Stuff for textile
Nimbus® is a natural dye extracted from sticks of kerria lacca, it is a mordant category of dye in natural dyes. It gives red and violet colour and changes with the change of pretreatment auxiliary in the process of dyeing.
Textile dyed with Nimbus® has antimicrobial properties it is an additional feature of this dye.
Lac is an insect dye that is developed in a resinous cocoon on the shoot of over 160 host trees that are found in the Northern India. This dye form has been extracted by aqueous extraction of Sticklac (resinous cocoon) and it is a water soluble dyestuff. Lac is used from the ancient times in a form of natural dye for Silk and Wool. This dye can be transformed from violet to red and brown.