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The Dye Yielding Plants used in Traditional Art of Patchitra in Pingla and Mat Crafts in Sabang with Prospecting Proper Medicinal Value in the Paschim Medinipur District, West Bengal, India

Pijush Kanti Das and Amal Kumar Mondal
Plant Taxonomy, Biosystematics and Molecular Taxonomy Laboratory, Department of Botany and Forestry, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal, India.
Abstract—The present paper highlights the uses of dye yielding plants by the local people in two famous handicraft- 'Patchitr' in Pingla and 'Mat craft' in Sabang areas of paschim Medinipur district and deliberation their act of living. The indigenous knowledge of using the natural dye from plants has been carried out their tradition from generation to generation without any transformation. In this investigation there are 15 dye yielding plants belonging to 11 families have been recorded viz. Acacia catechu (L.f) Willd., Aegle marmelos (Linn.) Correa ex Roxb. Basella alba Linn., Bixa orellana Linn., Butea mo no sperma Taub., Clitoria ternatea Linn., Curcuma longa Linn., Enhydra fluctuans Lour., Erythrina suberosa Roxb., Lawsonia inermis Linn ., Nyctanthes arbortristis Linn., Peristrophe tinctoria Nees. Tagetes erecta Linn., Tectona grandis Linn. f., Wedelia chinensis Merril, collected information about few plant species which used largely in medicine by local vaid¡¯s and local ethnic people. The present study is to focus about the usefulness of natural dye in the traditional job in the district and to make a conscious of actual need of conservation indigenous knowledge through natural dye yielding plants. Enumeration includes botanical name of species, vernacular name, family, plant description, dye yielding plant parts, parts used and details about the medicinal properties.

Index Terms—Dye yielding plants, Natural dye, Synthetic dye, Ethnic people, Conservation

Cite: Pijush Kanti Das and Amal Kumar Mondal, "The Dye Yielding Plants used in Traditional Art of Patchitra in Pingla and Mat Crafts in Sabang with Prospecting Proper Medicinal Value in the Paschim Medinipur District, West Bengal, India," International Journal of Life Sciences Biotechnology and Pharma Research, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 158-171, April 2012.
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