Natural Plant Dyeing in Action!
Cochineal harvested by hand from prickly pear cactus, being added to the dyeing vat
The rich olive green of molle
Nogal is translated as walnut, and gives the beautiful neutrals in these weavings
A flower from the chilca bush. Chilca gives more of a gray green, while molle is a yellow green
All of the amazing grays and blues, purples and pinks in Woven Tuna weavings have tara to thank
Also known as turmeric, with the familiar golds of food cooked with turmeric
Many of the shades that Wilber creates are mixtures of several different plants and natural minerals such as copper. Here is a light orange, from cochinilla and nogal