Banana, is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world, belongs to the Musaceae family. Banana grown in tropical and subtropical regions are widely cultivated in many countries. In Turkey, bananas cultivated in Alanya, Gazipaşa and Anamur and are evaluated in different forms by local people. It is more commonly used in bath products, mats, hats, baskets and ropes. Banana fiber and yarn production has also started in recent years. It has been observed that the banana fiber and yarn used for the souvenirs have been dyed with synthetic dyes as well as the raw color. Dyeing with natural dyes has been seen as more suitable for the nature of the material and after dyeing with madder (Rubia tinctorum), turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) and indigo (Indigofera tinctoria) friction fastness values were examined.
Keywords: Banana fiber, natural dye, fastness test.