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KT 09.001 Dark Sahara sand

A color born of sand and the wind-swept dunes of the desert.

Referenz - Kitzinger color sampler, ca. 1910

Farbfunktion - materialization

Wirksamkeit - good under all lighting conditions

The Kitzinger paint factory, purveyor to the royal Bavarian court before World War I, produced a series of paints based on natural earth pigments. It included the classic light ochres, but also two darker ones with a tinge of green, made with a pigment similar to raw Sienna called Sahara. The deposits from which the pigment can be extracted are located in France. The unusually dark ochre is a finely crystalline earth pigment, which in this pure form is indeed reminiscent of the color and dry quality of the sand in the Sahara.

Katrin Trautwein, 225 Farben, 2017 ©Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH, Basel

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