themazi is a family company that its history goes back to 1950’ies with the production of Oak Gall / Quercus Infectoria. “Quercus” means beautiful tree that comes from the Celtic “kaer”: beautiful and “quez” tree. Women who wanted to get pregnant were going to touch the galls on the trees. Themazi company is producing oak gall (Quercus Infectoria, Aleppo Oak Gall) and acorn in Turkey. Our oak galls are in two colors; green and brownish-white; both are very rich in tannin, approx. 65–70% tannin. We have all the necessary laboratory and certification regarding our oak gall. themazi is producing/collecting oak gall every year in August and September. First of all, we separate green oak gall and white oak gall. Because the color of oak gall is very important in terms of tannin. White oak gall has less tannin than the green one. Now easy to buy oak gall / Quercus infectoria from Turkey as a bulk.
HOW OAK GALL GROW and PRODUCE TANNIN?
Gall nuts are spherical growths found on oak trees. Their development is triggered when insects puncture tree branches and twigs where they then deposit their eggs. When the larvae hatch, they feed on the tree and secrete an irritant. Galls are the plant’s defense mechanism. As they grow, they provide shelter and food to the larvae until they reach maturity and are able to chew their way out. To preserve as much of the tannin as possible, galls were harvested preferably before the insect had become an adult and made its way out. At this stage, the galls are referred to as green galls’. They are small, heavy, and dark in color. ‘White galls’, gathered just before or after the insect has escaped, are bigger, lighter in weight and color, and contain fewer tannins. The holes through which the insects escaped are generally clearly visible. After separate the different colors of the oak gall, we pick the damaged one. So our product is always inspected in terms of quality. Green and white oak gallnut are differently tested for their tannin content and it's clearly indicated in our website and other social media accounts for transparency. We offer to our customer 3 different forms of oak gall; whole, broken, and powder. Now easy to buy oak gall / Quercus Infectoria from Turkey as wholesale.
Tannin has a great affinity with cellulose fiber and once mordanted with tannin, alum combines well with the tannin-fiber complex. Oak Gallnuts is abnormal outgrowths of plant tissues caused by various parasites, particularly insects. Oak galls, found on oaks in the Middle East, have long been used to make high-quality ink and for dyeing.
Now easy to buy oak gall / Quercus Infectoria from Turkey as a bulk. The tannic acid is perfect for the pre-treatment of cellulosic vegetable fibers to enhance the fixation of the mordant during the mordanting fiber. Any fiber can be dyed with oak gallnuts. It does increase the lightfastness of the resulting colors. In the presence of iron sulfate, oak gall forms very solid and very dark complexes. Buy oak gall from Turkey. Buy Aleppo oak gall as wholesale from Turkey.