Natural Dye Extract Quebracho Brown
Quebracho Brown - Quebracho grows only in the jungles of the Gran Chaco, an
area along the banks of the Paraguay River. The entire tree, bark to heartwood,
has a distinctive red coloration, and the wood is quite heavy and extremely hard.
The name is derived from the Spanish quebrar, to break, andhacha, an axe. It is
quite slow growing, and therefore is harvested selectively from tree farms that
participate in reforestation efforts. Quebracho has a long history as a tanning
agent and as a dye. It is most suitable for dyeing cellulose fibers, and yields a
lovely peach to brown rose color.