Rubia or Madder – ruby-red nontoxic natural dye


This is an Orthodox Easter Time now, so all the Georgia are waiting for these most important holidays of the year.

I think I should not tell you what is Easter and what people are doing with eggs, so I will tell you about the natural dye Georgians use for coloring Easter eggs.

In Georgia is traditionally popular natural dye from the roots of Rubia or Madder plant ( Rubia tinctorum), Georgian name ენდრო (endro). The roots are in very bright red color and has been used to dye eggs, as well cotton and wool fabrics.

After dyeing eggs becoming ruby-red or dark red with a very “tasty” look. The dye is not toxic. Hereby almost in each corner all around the Georgia you can buy whole or already powdered Rubia roots just for 50 tetris, what is enough to dye your batch of Ester eggs.



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