Naturally Dying Fabric In The Amazon Jungle - A How To
The Shipibo people of the Amazon rainforest in Peru are experts at using the plants and trees around them for a multitude of purposes. Maria is head of the cooperative we work with to produce our Shipibo cushions, we asked her to show us how she achieves the beautiful natural colours, and here is her step by step guide on how to achieve naturally dyed brown cotton deep in the jungle.
Build a fire and boil some river water up in a large pot.
Dunk it, soak it
Then dry it in the sunshine.