The Color Red

The red color is obtained mainly from Cochineal. An ancient pigment that comes from the shell of female lice that lives on cactus. Like Indigo, to dye with Cochineal is a special artform. We can change the tone of red to more orange by adding some lemon, if we add rust the color turns towards purple.

Peruvian root is known for its healing properties such as boosting energy and endurance, increasing fertility, and improving mood. Unknown to many, it can give us beautiful red colors.

  • Cochineal

  • Raiz del Perú