January 27, 2020

Tag: Dyes

God, Glory and Gold vs. God, Glory and … Dead Bugs

The cochineal is an insect slightly larger than a poppy seed. The bug’s carcass is the prime ingredient in creating a natural dye using carmine. Primarily a parasite, they are native to tropical and subtropical South America and up through North America and are collected from the pad of prickly pear cacti.

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