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


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

Kohl was used by Egyptians of all classes and status, applying black around the yes makes the whites of the eyes stand out. Poor people would use soot and animal fats, but if you were richer you could use rather more expensive ingredients. Galena, a form of lead sulphide was the base of choice, and this black could then be mixed with any number of ingredients to add subtle colour. Pearls, gold, coral, and emeralds were all used. In addition researchers have also found the presence of two sorts of lead chlorides, requiring long processing times to manufacture. These cause the eyes to produce 240% more nitric oxide than usual, and this significantly reduces the risk of eye infections. 

Colour Description- Darkest purple with hints of black, and turquoise blue texture.

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

100g

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 6 in stock.