Genuine Indigo - 40ml

£27.60

This is the real deal from India, not an approximation produced by mixing several modern pigments, it is genuine, produced from the plant Indigofera tinctoria (shown opposite).

Indigo has a long, long history and contains some unpleasant moments from the era of the Empire where slave labour was used in it's intensive and unpleasant method of production. Used in Peru in 4000 BC, mentioned by Pliny the Elder it has passed through human history in fairly constant use until relatively recently when it was replaced by synthetic dyes and pigments, a lump of genuine Indigo dye from India is shown opposite.

In masstone it is a very dark blue/purple and has a rich depth which seems to be visible in a lot of these historic paints. In tints it is quite powerful and produces lilac/violet/blues. Opaque and dense.

Technical Overview

Pigment - Genuine Indigo

Opacity - Opaque

Binder - Linseed Oil 

 

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j.S.
A really lovely paint
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S.B.
Indigo paint
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Genuine indigo
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T.
Beautiful
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