Natural Pigment Sticks
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weights are approximate - these are hand-formed sticks and may vary slightly in shape and weight.
dye sticks natural dyes compressed into sticks much like sumi-sticks 
1. natural indigo (large) - indigo blue 25g $58
2. natural indigo (medium) - indigo blue 16g $38
3. natural cochineal (large) - red  25g $62
4. natural cochineal (medium) - red 16g $32
5. miai, a mixture of indigo and azurite (large) - bright blue  25g $52
6. miai, a mixture of indigo and azurite (medium) - bright blue  16g $32
7. miai, a mixture of indigo and azurite (small) - bright blue  6g $16
8. gunjo (azurite) - very bright blue  $38
9. true vermillion (cinnabar/mercury) - bright orange $62
10. bengara (iron oxide) - rust color  $38
11. sumi (soot) (high quality) - $45
12. sumi (soot) (medium quality) - $20
color and size
size and quality
*Cinnabar is mercury and is toxic if used improperly. I offer it because it is a natural dye used in traditional Japanese and Okinawan dyeing. Never take internally or mix in household dishes.
The pigment sticks I carry are naturally occuring mineral pigments, or those traditionally derived from plant (indigo) or animal (cochineal) sources. I import them from Japan.

They are traditionally included as part of  the library of sources used in natural dyeing. I recommend that they be used in combination with soymilk.

I sell my pigment sticks based on weight. They are hand molded individually and as such, often vary slightly in shape and size.  Actually, depending on the individual making them, they can vary a great deal in size as can be seen in this comparison of three different indigo sticks.
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All three of these indigo stick from Tokushima are the same weight. The weight indicates the amount of pigment present. All are priced the same.
To order any of these pigments, simply email me and tell me what you’d like. I’ll let you know what is in stock and an estimate of the total. If you approve, I’ll send you a PayPal invoice, or you are welcome to send me a check.  John@JohnMarshall.to

Feel free to write me with questions, I’ll be glad to help if I  can. -John