Piye'sipiyehika noki HatefinkakaPigments and Dyes
3 elements are needed to make natural paint: pigment + binder + emulsifier
Scientists estimate that ochre, a clay earth mineral mixture, has been used as a pigment for at least 100,000 years.
Emulsifiers are stabilizers and are used to help 2 or more liquids mix.
14 out of 15 websites surveyed about Native American paint contained inaccurate or generalized information authored by non-indigenous people.
There are 2 main ways to dye materials using plant, lichen, and tree parts: dyeing with heat and dyeing with decomposition.
By using different parts of the Sanguinaria canadensis or bloodroot plant, at least 19 different colors can be produced.