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Although most of the ingredients used for natural dyeing were locally available the artisans tried using only a few colours. Moreover, the traditional process of natural dyeing was very time consuming and a lot of firewood had to be burnt for making a small amount of dye. It was not cost effective which restricted them to take up the activity commercially. Keeping this in view, a skill development programme on Advanced Natural Dyeing was conducted covering 60 artisans in the area. Through this programme they learnt techniques like scouring and dyeing. During this training an extensive research was carried out by the expert on the availability of raw materials and probable colours possible to be used. The result was that the artisans could learn to make 23 different colours using natural dyeing techniques.

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  • Title: Khasi Artisans
  • Date Created: 2016
  • Location: Udem, India
  • Type: Photograph, Textile
  • Photographer: Ebor Tariang

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