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Natural Dyes
Nowadays, Lao weavers are still seeking their colors from the world of nature around them. The harvesting and preparation of natural dye materials can be a very time-consuming process. Bark or wood, for instance, might not be available from nearby sources and therefore require a hike into the forest and a long walk home. Some dye materials, too, are cultivated, and this usually means allowing them to grow for a season or more before a dye can be produced.
In general the required wood or bark is boiled with salt for hours over a slow wood fire. When the wood …