Silk Handkerchief hand dyed in fustic with madder root stains in center.
16" x 16"
Old Fustic, or Dyer’s Mulberry, is made from heartwood of Maclura tinctoria, a medium to large tree of the mulberry family originally found in the forests of Brazil and the West Indies. This tree is also known as Chlorophora or Morus tinctoria in older texts. When used in dyeing, it produces a range of yellows and browns.