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Standardization of different Chemicals for Bleaching of Prepared Leaf Skeletons for Dry Flower arrangements

Author Affiliations

  • 1National Chemical Laboratory, Pashan Road Pune 411008, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 4, Issue (6), Pages 29-32, June,10 (2015)

Abstract

Dried or preserved plant materials complement any home decor in both formal and informal arrangements unlike fresh flowers dried flowers last almost indefinitely, if carefully preserved and require very little care. Beautifully arranged dried flowers may be a little bit expensive, but they are quite long lasting and can even last for many years. Preparing leaf skeletons and showcase them in natural form is an interesting art. Dried leaf skeletons can add more importance to dry flower industry. Skeleton zed leaf is purely cellulose in which some of the leaves look like fabric, some like lacework, silk or organza and some like paper which are quite durable. The leaf skeletons can be prepared and preserved by various techniques for their future use in crafting of beautiful flowers and many other decorative articles. Present study describes the use of various chemicals for removal of unwanted color from prepared venation skeletons.

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