Effects of a Dye from Artemisia, the Natural Dyeing Material, on the Functionality of Dyeing in Mind-Peace Education for the Silver Generation

실버세대 감성교육을 위한 천연염재 쑥속(Artemisia)식물의 염료가 염색의 기능성에 미치는 영향

  • Lee, Jung-Eun (BK21Plus Health Care Clothing Design for Silver Generation, Pusan National University) ;
  • Kwon, Young-Suk (Department of Clothing & Textiles, Pusan National University)
  • 이정은 (부산대학교 의류학과 BK21플러스 실버세대를 위한 건강의류 디자인 사업팀) ;
  • 권영숙 (부산대학교 의류학과)
  • Received : 2014.11.21
  • Accepted : 2015.04.21
  • Published : 2015.05.30


The experience of natural dyeing is expected to be effective in promoting health through good exercise, in giving emotional stability based on the functional aromatic components of the dyeing material, and in improving self-esteem and increasing positive experiences through the behavior of creation. A natural dyeing material easily found around us, artemisia has long been used in food and Oriental medicine and was recently found to contain antioxidative, anticancer, deodorizing, antibacterial, anti-obesity, and anti-diabetes substances through chemical analysis. It has also been reported that group reminiscence therapy using the fragrance of artemisia is effective in relieving pain and depression and in promoting ego integrity in the elderly population. This study aimed to make a comparative analysis of dyeability, washing fastness, and deodorization between Artemisia princeps, Artemisia iwayomogi, and Artemisia annua, all of which are considered to be healthful and functional dyeing materials, among about thirty domestic plants in the genus of Artemisia and to provide basic data concerning natural dyeing in mind-peace education for the silver generation. The fabric dyed and post-mordanted at $80^{\circ}C$ for 40 minutes showed the greatest surface color variation; in this condition, artemisia princes (32.29) gave the greatest color difference, followed by artemisia iwayomogi (31.07) and artemisia annua (26.17). While all the types of artemisia were excellent in washing fastness, dry-cleaning fastness, and rubbing fastness at the fourth- or fifth-grade, light fastness was at the third grade for artemisia princes, at the second to third grade for artemisia annua, and at the second grade for artemisia iwayomogi; therefore, artemisia princes was found to give better fastness than the other two types of artemisia. In determining functionality of the fabric dyed with artemisia, deodorization test also found that the fabric dyed with artemisia princes had 20% higher deodorization.


Silver generation;Mind-peace education;Artemisia princeps;Artemisia annua;Artemisia iwayomogi;Natural Dyeing


Grant : 실버세대를 위한 건강의류 디자인 사업팀


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