This pigment comes from india, one of the early countries (along with peru, south asia and egypt) to cultivate and use indigofera tinctoria. This indigo is mixed with pale gold bronze powder to give a golden sparkle. Rich - rich in gold is vey strong in metallic colour, the gold is very strong undiluted.
Hint - hint in gold is very much like stars in the night sky. It is not overpowering but a subtle hint. Use safely: keep out of reach of children.Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this item. Colour index: nb 1.7. There a might be a slight smell with this colour, this is because of it's plant based nature, and because of it's manufacture and this indigo has excellent lightfastness. It will not effect the quality of the paint and is completely fine to use. Due to the process of manufacture this colour has a rating of (excellent) lightfastness. Handmade paints work differently from commercial paints, no two are the same. They differ in texture and properties, some watercolours (especially the gem stone like peach agate/garnet/amazonite) tend to sit on the surface of the paper. Each one is hand mulled in micro batches and in multiple layers to ensure each pan is filled. I use my own binder consisting of spring water, kordofan gum arabic, glycerine, local bedfordshire honey and a bit of clove oil. Each palette/pan is made with freshly mulled paint to ensure you get no old paint. For more details please see my faq. This item is made of pigment and spring water, kordofan gum arabic, glycerine, local honey, clove oil.