Madder Traditional Huipil Crop
We recognize these Huipil pieces are a fundamental part of Latin American culture. We love working with these traditional styles because they originate from the same countries & regions that are home to so many dye plants that we have come to know so well. We feel that plant dyes are a way to bring these traditional garments new life with integrity, as long before the use of conventional dyes, plant dyes were used on these very same designs.
Dyed with Madder
Madder root is best known for its brick reds, but depending on the material of the garment as well as extraction process, can also provide vibrant magentas as well as the occasional orange tone. Madder harvested for its red roots that are high in alizarin. The roots themselves are already a vibrant red color and the plants can take anywhere from three to five years to reach maturity. It's such a joy to grow Madder in your own yard, and have patience for the natural color that is growing right beneath the soil.
Condition: Good Vintage Condition
Best Fit: Small-medium
Chest: 21" flat
Waist: 14" flat/relaxed
Care Instructions: Due to the nature of plant dyes, color may fade over time. In many cases, the fades and color shifts adds to the beauty and history of these garments. Please wash on cold with similar colors. For garments dyed with indigo, wash separately the first two wash cycles as indigo may bleed more than other plant dyes. Lay garments flat to dry, and do not lay in direct sun. PH neutral detergent is best, we recommend 7th generation as both a detergent and fabric softener.
All Rooted Botanics pieces are hand dyed, vintage, & pre-loved. As such, there may be some variation in color throughout, making each piece unique and beautiful in it's own way. Any major spotting or garment defects will be noted or photographed.
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