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Form the Astaraceae family Marush is a dye plant that is native to the Oaxacan Valley and it eludes taxonomical identification. It is a beautiful orange flowering shrub. Its name is derived from a Zapotec word.


  • Marush is an aromatic and beautiful orange flowering shrub. Its leaves can be used fresh or dried.

  • Botanical name: Not identified

    Common names: Marush o Güe

    Primary dyestuff: Leaves

    Class of dye: Adjective

    Light and wash-fastness: High

    Colour: Yields a golden yellow that turns olive green when modified with iron.

    pH sensitivity: Medium

    Dye bath method: Suitable for hot dyeing

    Recommended quantity of dye: 30-100% WOF


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