Dyes in Systan Rugs
Dyes in Systan
Traditional dyes have gone out of fashion and use today.
In traditional methods such plants like cheghak, Gaz flower, Tash (pomegranate skin),
vine leaf, Kalk skin, Tokenar, Saffron, Moshghak (Cheghak fruit) , Indigo, Palmak, Zami
Moshkak , Roodrangh (Ronass) were used. And for "Dandaneh" they
used Zak (White Zaj) and Shad (Black Zaj , Iron Oxide).
Dyeing method was similar to those in other parts of Iran.
Wool was washed in the river
and boiled with plant and teeth to obtain the standard color and dried in the sun.
imported chemical dyes and Indigo mainly from India is used by the tanners.