The colours which we use at Kandu are all natural.
Kandu - Naturally grown brown cotton.
Alizarine - Red colour extracted from Alizarin, a non-toxic byproduct of coal tar.
Indigo - Blue colour extracted from Indigo plant (Indigofera tinctoria).
Kasim - Black colour extracted from iron rust and fermented jaggery.
Catechu - Brown colour extracted from the heartwood of Catechu plant (Acacia catechu).
Kora - Natural colour of cotton.
Anar - Yellow extracted from the outer rind of pomegranate mixed with myrobalan.
Wedelia green - The dye is present in the whole plant except its flowers. The leaves and stem are pounded with wooden pestle with sprinkling of dew water and ground to extract the solution fully. The solution separated is fortified with lotus leaves juice and slaked lime and aged for 7 to 8 days. The solution when turn as dark granite green moss is an indication that it is ready to be used as dye. During dyeing plantain sap ,wood ash are used for desired effects. [Information courtesy: Wrukshatone]