With one Drop of a Lemon

Chinchero, Peru

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With one drop of a lemon, the blood red pigment that is the real blood of a cacti worm, infuses immediately with the acidic liquid to become an intense fiery orange.  The knowledge required for the transformation of natural elements into dyes is something passed on through the ages, these mixtures becoming an instinctive part of the production process to those who learn it.   This particular naturally created color can be used to dye materials such as wool or alpaca, as well as for makeup applications such as lipstick and blush.





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