Maya Green

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This watercolor is prepared with MAYA GREEN pigment of our own production. It has a composition similar to the one of Mayan Blue and t differs just for some little details of the process. It gets its name from its historical origin: it was identified as the responsible of the blue color of different wall paintings and artifacts of Maya peoples (as in Bonampak), without initially understanding its natural source. After investigations and exeriments, scientists managed to discover that it's constituted by indigo (a natural dark blue pigment obtained all over the world from different plants) fixed on peculiar white clays which were present in Americas. Nila Colori prepares the pigment using the same method which was supposed to be used by the ancient peoples and from it then the watercolor.


Colouring agents: Indigotin and dehydroindigotin

C.I.: N/A

Lightfastness: 4/5

Transparency: Semi-transparent

Series: 2

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