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

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

That's right, a pigment made from Egyptian Mummy. This pigment, also called Egyptian Brown and Caput Mortum (Dead man's hand) was used as a pigment in paints from the twelfth until the twentieth century. Thankfully, towards the end of the nineteenth century the practise began to dwindle. In reality it wasn't that good a paint, and increasingly artists were becoming squeamish about painting with a dead person. Anecdotal evidence suggests that some painters didn't actually realise where mummy brown was coming from, and on discovery were horrified. 


Colour Description- Mid toned brown with light and darker streaks, and golden tan. 

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 13 in stock.