Dye from Bangkoro
(Red, Light Violet and Chocolate)
The substance where the dye from bangkoro is taken comes from the bark of its roots –
abundant in its third to fourth year of age. No more dyes could be taken when the aged
beyond four years.
The thin roots are the ones useful. When it grows to about half inch, it becomes useless.
The root bark is the source of red dye, the woody part – yellow dye, so that when the root bark
gets woody, the dye is reddish yellow.
red and rose — aluminum
chocolate brown — chromium (acc. to strength of mordant)
light violet to black – iron