Genuine Kamala Watercolor, NO2 Pigment
An artisanal handmade watercolor from Della Magna Watercolors, Genuine Kamala or NO2 is a natural pigment from the ancient times. It is extracted from the fruit of Kamala or mallotus philippensis, a tropical tree that is native to parts of Asia and Northern Australia. The tree’s fruits are covered by a bright red husk that contains a potent coloring agent called rottlerin. As a pigment, NO2 is a transparent orange with a golden yellow appearance.
- PIGMENT. NO2
- LIGHTFASTNESS. 6/8
- TRANSPARENCY. Transparent
- TINTING STRENGH. Low to Medium
- GRANULATION. Fine
- OTHER NAMES. Genuine Kamala Resin
- BRAND. Della Magna Watercolors
In some regions, particularly in Asia, Kamala is considered Ayurvedic and is believed to have therapeutic properties.
History of Genuine Kamala, NO2 Pigment
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