The root of the Curcuma longa plant, turmeric,
is a natural botanical compound that has been
used for thousands of years in Southeast Asia.
I like to use turmeric as a dye for paper.
|Paper dyed with turmeric|
When I want a warm golden hue I add
a few tablespoons of turmeric powder to the pulp.
|Remnants of the original text give a wonderful background|
This is paper from the same batch of pulp before I added turmeric.