Banyan - crafts
Lac and shellac
|Banyan bark fibre can be used to make rope.|
Lac dye was traditionally used to colour wool and silk. The colour varies between purple, red, brown and orange, often depending on the mordant used. However, today lac dye has been largely overtaken by synthetic dyes. Now it is the shellac which is valued most in India and the dye is washed away during shellac production.