Part used: seed pods
Colour range: clear to gray and black with ferrous sulphate
Light fastness: improves light fastness for all dyes
Cold dyeing: no
Hot dyeing: yes
Low Impact Method: no
Works better with cellulose than protein fibers.
Tara powder is a vegetable tannin of the pyrogallic type and is produced from the pods of a stocky shrub or small tree, the Tara or Cesalpinia Spinosa.
The fruits are 43-51 percent tannin. The plant is cultivated in Peru and North Africa. It is used for producing a high grade of leather as it changes the color only slightly. The fruits are also used for ink and black dye.
Use Tara at 10% WOF for improving light and wash fastness.
Packed in a resealable bag of 100 grams (3.5 oz).