Madder & Lac Laura Ashley 70's Silk Blouse
Dyed with Madder & Lac
Madder and Lac are two of the brightest and punchiest plant dyes available. When combined, they produce a vibrant plum. Madder plants are harvested for their roots and can take three to five years to reach maturity. Lac is one of the few dye materials that are not plants, but actually insects found largely throughout Asia that secrete a resin on a host tree, most often fig and acacia trees. This resin is then harvested for the dye properties.
Best Fit: Small
Condition: Excellent vintage condition
Chest: 19 1/2" flat
Length: 22 1/2"
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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