I bought this amazing book many years ago at The Calico Museum of Textiles, in Ahmedabad, India. It was in high demand and short supply… I also learned from my natural dyeing teacher, master Toofan Rafai, that Gandhi promoted natural dyes through a book he published in the 1920’s, and he had a rare copy of it. So inspiring!

NATURAL DYEING PROCESSES OF INDIA by B.C. Mohanty, K.V. Chandramouli and H.D. Naik 1987


Visiting a wood block printing units in Madhya Pradesh with master Toofan Rafai and his wife.


Ghandi’s book to promote natural dyes.

Ghandi blue Ghandi green Ghandi pink

Ghandi black