Natural organic colorants obtained from the stems, roots and flowers of plants. Colored materials from plants have been used since ancient times and dyes and pigments. Some of the major chemical classification for plant pigments are:
Synonyms and Related Terms
vegetable pigments; pigmentos vegetales (Esp.); colorantes vegetales (Esp.); pigments végétaux (Fr.); corantes vegetais (Port.)
° J. and M. Cannon, Dye Plants and Dyeing, The Herbert Press, London, 1994.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- John and Margaret Cannon, Dye Plants and Dyeing, Herbert Press, London, 1994
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000