Mask of Vaikuntha Vishnu, late 5th century. Learn more about 5th century masks
The fruit of the black myrobalan plant (Terminalia Chebula), it is used to make a natural dye for textiles such as ajrakh and balotra. The paste of the fruit yields shades of yellow when combined with aluminium mordants and shades of grey when combined with ferrous mordants. It is also used as a mordant-aiding agent in kalamkari.