Grès de Thiviers
The only natural red pigment
It was over fifteen thousand years ago that, at Lascaux * in the Périgord region of France, men immortalized scenes of their day-to-day life on the walls of their caves. Their works demonstrate
a high-level of artistic skill and an early mastery of the colours black (manganese),
yellow and red (iron oxyde), making them a masterpiece of cave art.
It's in the heart of the very same region that today, we hunt out, extract and process the Grès de Thiviers 'red gold' of the
Périgord of which the coloring qualities are renowned