Where Original Color Lives

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We take modern day color for granted, but the sources of today’s vibrant colors originate from actual pigments based in nature. The Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at Harvard houses a huge collection of these, including some exceptionally rare pigments. The collection has over 2,500 rare colors, collected from around the world over the last 100 years.

Via Colossal:

[some of the] rarest pigments including a particularly vivid shade of yellow produced from the urine of cows that are fed only mango leaves.

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