Red Pigment from Worms

“Armenian Cochineal”, also known as Ararat cochineal or Ararat scale is an insect indigenous to the Ararat plain and Arax Valley. It was used to produce red dyne known as vordan garmir—worm’s red as early as 714 B.C.

“Armenian Cochineal”, also known as Ararat cochineal or Ararat scale is an insect indigenous to the Ararat plain and Arax Valley. It was used to produce red dyne known as vordan garmir—worm’s red as early as 714 B.C.

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