Brazil Woods





Various leguminous trees, including lima, sapan and peach wood, dye

red with alum and tartar, and a purplish slate colour with bichromate

of potash. Some old dyers use Brazil wood to heighten the red of

madder.



CAMWOOD, BARWOOD, SANDALWOOD, or SANDERSWOOD, are chiefly

used in wool dyeing, with other dye woods (such as Old Fustic, and

logwood) for browns. They dye good but fugitive red with bichromate of

potash, or alum.





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