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In the heart of Indonesia's verdant Jayapura region lies a sustainable treasure waiting to be unearthed: Merbau natural dye. Derived from the industrial waste, specifically sawdust, of the abundant Merbau wood, this innovative creation marries environmental consciousness with aesthetic excellence. 
Merbau wood, known for its durability and beauty, has long been a staple in local craftsmanship. Yet, its sawdust, an often-overlooked byproduct, holds untapped potential. The Merbau sawdust, once considered waste, is now the raw material for a remarkable transformation.

Produced by CV Karui in Collaboration with INDI UGM

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Indigo is derived from the leaves of several plant species within the Indigofera genus, with a particular emphasis on Indigofera tinctoria. These specific Indigofera plants, which hold the secret to creating this vibrant dye, are typically grown in tropical climates, where they thrive and provide a sustainable source of color. 

When it comes to its applications, indigo is a favored choice for dyeing textiles, with its rich blue hues making it a popular and enduring option for artists and artisans in the world of fabric dyeing. Its traditional use has deep historical roots, and in the modern age, it is also valued for its eco-friendly and biodegradable properties, appealing to those who seek sustainable and environmentally conscious textile dyeing methods.

Produced by CV Karui in Collaboration with INDI UGM

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