First Chreun prepares the dye by soaking the raw ingredients in boiling water for 3-4 hours. Here she is using bark from an acacia tree to produce our beige colored throw.
Next Chreun filters all of the sediment out of the color, then brings it to a boil once again. She then soaks & cleans the cotton to ensure it evenly absorbs the dye.
Next Chreun dips the cleaned cotton into the heated dye by hand repeatedly (roughly 10+ times). She is photographed here standing over the kiln.
Now Chreun leaves the cotton in the boiling dye for 3-4 hours. The length of time determines how rich the color will become!
Next Chreun hangs the cotton to dry for 1 full day before preparing to send it off (via tuktuk) to our weavers!