Each of our natural inks is manufactured according to medieval formulae from 100% natural ingredients, filled into blown glass pots and sealed with a cork stopper. They are ideal for use with goose quills or dip fountain pens (not suitable for plunger refills). Content: 20 m
Indigo (blue): the dye of the indigo plant was used to colour textiles and for calligraphy and the illumination of manuscripts very early on.
Ferro-gallic ink (black): gallnuts from various types of oak mixed with iron salts produced the dye for this classic Bible ink.
Bohemian ink (brown): this brown ink is made from walnut shells, giving it a warm, harmonious nut brown colour.
Frisian ink (green): this ink formula is reminiscent of art lessons at school! The intense yellow of the turmeric plant is mixed with indigo to produce a clear green.
Austria (red): this vivid red is made from dried cochineal insects. In the last century this dye was still heralded as Spain’s most lucrative export after gold and silver. Positively brilliant!
Purple: the magenta secretion of the purple snail was initially only used to dye the robes of extremely important individuals and thus considered to be the most valuable dye of the ancient world.
Rose: with its gentle perfume of roses this wonderfully dark red ink is a very special treat for the senses.
Papyrus comes from the Ancient Egyptian pa-per-aa which was a reference to the fact that the king had the absolute monopoly on its manufacture, pa meaning "possession" or "belonging to" and per-aa "pharaoh" to produce "belonging to the king".