Mimosa Hostilis dye (Purple)

Powdered Mimosa Hostilis Inner Root Bark (purple). The tough material has been ground to a fine powder exposing all the useful tannins and pigments, making the dye easy to use.




Mimosa dye – mimosa hostilis inner root bark from Brazil. A consistent fine powder for the most efficient extractions. Every order comes with a 30% discount on your next order, meaning larger projects can be completed over time. We ship in plain old fashioned biodegradable packaging, free within the UK.

Finely ground for ease of use.

It doesn’t matter if your starting material has a high concentration of tannins if you can’t get them out. That is why we grind our root bark so finely. Tanners will love the texture, which at stages of tanning will provide not only tannin, but also friction. Tanners use blades for removing fatty tissue and flesh from the hide, of course, and mimosa comes in to its own afterwards, “sanding” the skin, and tanning as it goes.

The best part in the right way.

The highest quality part of each plant (in this case root bark taken from the right depth) is used here, no other part of the plant, so your result will be consistent.  Our customers return again and again for bespoke professional projects, they appreciate that the very fine-ground powder is so easy to work with. Remember to make use of the 30% repeat order discount you receive on your invoice.

Packed with tannins.

We supply mimosa hostilis inner root bark for tanning, dyeing and leather work. It’s absolutely packed with skin-preserving tannins. If you want to tan your own hides, this is a rich single-substance source.

Alternative names for mimosa hostilis:

What we call mimosa hostilis, you may hear called a variety of names:

  • Mimosa tenuiflora
  • Acacia hostilis
  • Acacia Jurema
  • Mimosa cabrera
  • Mimosa limana
  • MHRB

All different names for the same tree (more on Wikipedia).

Our colours, Your vision

PH and other factors will massively affect final colour. Research the method you want use. Obviously fabric type will be influential, but also temperature and pretreatments. All of our dyes  can produce a range of colours. How you treat your fabric will have a fundamental effect on the results you produce, read more about natural mordants…

Additional information

Dimensions 27 × 20 × 2.5 cm

20g, 50g, 100g, 250g


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