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

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

This mysterious pigment became popular in Europe as part of the influx of trade from India in the late 1700's. Balls of powdery yellow pigment, with a string tell of ammonia hinted at the origins of this colour. This paint truly has it's origins in urine. Specifically the urine of cows fed exclusively on mango leaves from Mizrapur, a suburb of Monghyr in India. Then as mysteriously as the pigment arrived it disappeared. The only record of it's origin is in letters from the Indian civil service and the curator of Kew Gardens. Modern investigations in to the plausibility of this story have drawn a blank, though it seems likely that this brilliant shade truly did come fro a herd of malnourished cows. 

Colour Description- Golden Mustard Yellow

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 8 in stock.