Aleppo Oak Gallnut


Very high quality tannins from the gallnuts growing on oak trees. This ellagic tannin has a tannin content of 60-70%. The light yellow powder in granular form produces almost no dust during handling.


There are around 60 types of oak trees and each have different gall nuts. The best ones are the ones coming from Turkey called Aleppo oak galls, you can recognize the whole gallnut from being round and spikey.


When used on its own gallnut produces light beiges on wool, cotton and silk. With an iron after-bath, the colour changes to greys and black.

Oak gallnut powder is used often to mordant cellulose textiles and is a go-to tannin as a base in eco-printing.


Use at 6-15 % WOF. Dissolve in cold or hot water.





Aleppo Oak Gallnut Powder (Quercus Infectoria)

$7.90 per 100 Grams
  • Storage

    Keep in a tightly closed container, stored in a cool, dry, ventilated area. Protect against physical damage. Maintain a constant temperature not to exceed 24° C. (75° F.).  Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues (dust, solids); observe all warnings and precautions listed for the product.


    Heath and Safety

    Do not ingest. Do not breathe dust. Wear protective gloves, safety goggles and a dust mask when handling fine dye powders and mordants.

    Possibly harmful when swallowed or inhaled


    Environmental Hazards

    Natural dye powders are no known environmental concern. Mordants and mordanted dye baths should be disposed in a sensible way according to your local waste disposal laws.

  • Packaging

    Natural dyes and mordants are shipped in a special packaging made from recypcled materials with a re-usable zipper. 

    Your pouches are shipped in either a flat padded envelope or a cardboard box depending on quantity and size.

    We try to use reduce packaging and use recycled materials where possible.


    Shipping Times

    Most packages are sent the same day or next day of order. 

    Shipping times depend per country and are out of my hands once I send the parcel. Averages to the United States have been 6-14 business days.


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    At this moment it is not possible to ship your dye materials by EMS.

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