Mayan Light Blue is one of the pigments which Nila Colori prepares with the method used by ancient Maya for their blues. Archaeologists and other researchers were surprised by finding such bright colors still intact, even if exposed to atmospheric agents for centuries. Laboratory trials showed an uncommon fastness to strong acids and bases, in addition to different solvents. Analysis revealed that the coloring principle was indigo. Indigo was fixed on a specific clay.
Use: In fine arts for the preparation of temperae and oil colors. Not suitable for the preparation of watercolors, due to the properties of the clay used. For watercolor preparation, choose Type 2 pigment.
Size: The pigment is available online in 20 ml jars. If you wish to order bigger amounts, don't hesitate to contact us.