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Indigo, genuine

Indigo, genuine

Indian, powder, Indigofera tinctoria


Product Information

Indigo is insoluble in both water and alcohol. Indigo is an organic pigment with a blackish blue, somewhat dull hue. The plants from which indigo can be obtained are found in many parts of the world. The plant that gives it its name, Indigofera tinctoria L., is native to India. As an artist s pigment, indigo has been documented in Roman paintings from the 1st century AD, in early medieval miniatures, and in paintings from all periods of European relay painting. The oldest evidence, however, comes from excavations and has been dated to 3000 BC. Note: The genuine Indian indigo has a typical inherent odor.


Technical Data

  • Chemical description: Natural organic product. Natural Blue 1, C.I. 75780
  • Lightfastness - thinned: 8 (1 is bad, 8 is best)
  • Lightfastness - medium: 8 (1 is bad, 8 is best)
  • Lightfastness - concentrated: 8 (1 is bad, 8 is best)
  • ColorIndex: NB 1.75780
  • Suitability: Acrylics, Dyeing, Oil, Tempera, Watercolor / Gouache
  • Colors: Blue
  • Forms: powder
  • Solubility in water: insoluble


Safety Information

Sold only to professional users.

GHS07-1 / Exclamation Mark

Signal word: Warning


Hazard designation

H317: May cause an allergic skin reaction.
H319: Causes serious eye irritation.


Safety Information

P102: Keep out of reach of children.
P262: Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing.
P305+P351+P338: If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses and continue rinsing.
P314: Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell.


Safety Data Sheet


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Indigo, genuine

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