pyramid pigments and drawing with nectar

In Teotihuacan just out side of Mexico City climbing the pyramids we discovered the source of Mexico's vibrant colors. A local told us that back in the day (100-200 A.D.) there is evidence the pyramids were very brightly painted with pigments from the local vegetation. His demonstration was so cool and surprisingly vibrant I had him do it again so I could video it. Griffin Klement is my translator. Gracias Griffin

I love the idea of pulling a plant out  of my garden and drawing with it's nectar. 


This mural from National Museum of Anthropology of the feathered serpent is a great example of what the pyramids used to look like when freshly painted.

This mural from National Museum of Anthropology of the feathered serpent is a great example of what the pyramids used to look like when freshly painted.

Another example of the native pigments used  on the stone carvings of the feathered serpent of the Teotihuacan pyramids. It is on display at the National Museum of Anthropology.  .

Another example of the native pigments used  on the stone carvings of the feathered serpent of the Teotihuacan pyramids. It is on display at the National Museum of Anthropology. 

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