Cutch Extract - This powder is an extract prepared from steeping the wood of the Acacia Catechu tree in hot water until a syrupy liquid immerges. This is dried and then ground into powder It is common to most parts of India, Burma, Indonesia and Peru. India cutch is by far the most beautiful. It is a good source of colorfast browns such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove colours.
Cutch extract contains tannin as well as the dye compound catechu and is easily soluble in water. Cutch has excellent light and washfast properties. It requires 20-50% wof to dye a medium depth of shade.