Asian Organic Colorants (2006-2010)
 
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View of the Mogao Grottoes cliff face from the Gobi desert. Photo: Cecily Grzywacz.

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Flying Apsaras Pharmacy in Dunhuang, China. Photo: Cecily M. Grzywacz.

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The project team purchasing biological source material at the Flying Apsaras Pharmacy in Dunhuang, China. Photo: Cecily M. Grzywacz.

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Freshly harvested madder root, Rubia tinctorum, donated by the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California. Photo: Jan Wouters.

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Jan Wouters beginning preparation of Caesalpinia sappan or su mu reference samples by grinding wood chips. Photo: Cecily Grzywacz.

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Painted plaster coupon prepared at the Dunhuang Academy. Photo: Cecily Grzywacz.

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Cary Stehl, Cecily Grzywacz, and Rita Gomez with a specially designed crate to transport wall painting coupons between the Dunhuang Academy and the GCI. Photo: Jan Wouters.

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Cecily Grzywacz opening crate containing plaster wall painting coupons that arrived from the Dunhuang Academy in March 2007. Photo: Jan Wouters.

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Cecily Grzywacz inspecting one of the painted plaster wall painting coupons. Photo: Jan Wouters.

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Dyed wool, dyed silk, prepigment, and organic pigment reference samples prepared with plants known to have been used in China. Photo: Cecily Grzywacz.

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