Jamuna Blue

O C H R E WILD collection consists of naturally dyed rugs that are made in Bengal using centuries old techniques. All rugs are made entirely by hand from the yarn making and dying, to the intricate weaving and through to the finishing. Each rug is unique, sustainably created and ultimately, intimately connected to our shared earth.

Fibres:
LINEN – Linen is organic, bio-degradable and recyclable. Linen is one of the few fabrics not to accumulate static electricity and it is also hypo allergenic.

RAMINE – It is one of the strongest natural fibers, producing a silken thread, and known to be resistant to bacteria and mildew. It is also biodegradable.

GHICHA SILK – This tussar silk comes from a wild silkworm which has a varied diet, unlike the cultivated worm which only eats mulberry. Consequently, the tussar silk is richly textured and of a natural deep golden color that is derived from the ingestion of tannin rich oak leaves.

Dyes:
INDIGO – The green leaves of the plant are soaked and crushed in water. The blue colorant is both invisible and insoluble, and it is finally the reaction to the oxygen in the atmosphere that produces the final blue color.

HILIKA – Hilika is a tree with shiny green fruit. The dye Is derived from the skin of a small nut like tropical fruit. Originally an earthy yellow color, it can be used to create greys, bluish blacks, to olive and mossy greens.

MARIGOLD – Marigold produces a more lemon yellow than turmeric. However, it is much more colorfast. And for this reason, it is often used in combination with other yellow dyes.

TURMERIC – The turmeric plant belongs to the same family as ginger. It is a direct dye producing a golden yellow. However, turmeric is one of the more fugitive yellows and can fade rapidly in strong sunlight.