Mature Persian Berries (100g)

Persian Berries (Rhamnus cartharticus) or Avignon berries are amongst my favourite dyes and I usually have a pot on the go. They were extensively used in the Middle Ages to yield a golden yellow veering towards bronze. They are high in tannin which means they will dye cotton and other cellulose fibres well, but also dye wool too. Add a rusty nail or two to the dye bath to achieve a lovely olive green.

Persian berries are substantive (they need no mordant), but you will get a better fix and depth of colour if fibres are pre-mordanted with Alum.

These berries come from Rhamnus cartharticus, the purging buckthorn, a native to Britain and used extensively in hedging in England and a good source of food for the brimstone butterfly, which will travel  up to twenty miles in search of it!



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Mature Persian Berries and Immature Persian Berries are here now.  The immature Persian  Berries are ground, the mature whole berries.  Both excellent for cotton and other cellulose fibres.  Mature Persian Berries are often used in Ink making .  Prices and samples coming soon.

Additional information

Weight .0115 kg
Dimensions 35.3 × 25.0 × 2.5 cm