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"Indian Yellow" 11x14 Print


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11x14 Full-Bleed print, limited run. Available in either metallic/pearlescent or matte.

Historically the pigment “Indian Yellow” was made from the urine of cows in Bengal that had been fed nothing but mango leaves. Indian Yellow was a favorite of both watercolor and oil painters, but its production was despised by other Indian farmers due to the cruelty of the practice and the torture of sacred animals. In the early twentieth century it was prohibited, likely due to both this and the British laws against animal cruelty.

First in my "CHROMA" series on color, science and anthropology.