Orpiment- Pigments- Merino, Sari Silk, Mulberry Silk & Llama. 100g

 Soft, shiny, with lots of beautiful texture from the Sari Silk. 


Orpiment is a pigment that you should be very glad you'll handling in inspired fibre form. It's a naturally occurring compound of sulphur and arsenic, and is pretty deadly. It was heavily used in Egyptian art, and is found in The Book of Cells, on the walls of the Taj Mahal. Despite all this it's a very challenging pigment to use, it doesn't work in frescoes, and dries badly in oils, and reacts badly with other metal based pigments. Artists persisted with it's use because it more closely resembled gold than any other colour. 

Colour Description- Golden Yellow with streaks of white, and maroon. 

This range of fibres will use the same fibre composition, and the collection will rotate through different colours and collections over time. Some colours will be restocked, and others may be temporary to allow space for other colours. Even if a colour is restocked the nature of the sari silk means it's unlikely that the next batch will be the same "dye lot". If consistency is going to be vital for your project please bear this in mind.


12.5% Llama,
12.5% Sari Silk,
12.5% Mulberry Silk,
62.5% Merino


Hand wash only. 

All these fibres, with the exception of the recycled sari silk have been professionally dyed to Okeo-Tex 100 certification. Sari silk can sometimes be prone to colour bleeding, caution is advised on the first wash. 

£9.00 GBP

Including VAT: £9.00 GBP

We currently have 3 in stock.