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By Elena Phipps

From antiquity to the current day, colour has been embedded with cultural that means. linked to blood, fireplace, fertility, and existence strength, the colour pink has regularly been tremendous tough to accomplish and therefore hugely prized. This e-book discusses the starting place of the crimson colorant derived from the insect cochineal, its early use in Precolumbian ritual textiles from Mexico and Peru, and the unfold of the yankee dyestuff via cultural interchange following the Spanish discovery and conquest of the recent international within the sixteenth century. Drawing on examples from the collections of the Metropolitan Museum, it files using this red-colored treasure in different media and in the course of the world.

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