The Mayan Palette. Handmade watercolor paint sets featuring 4 genuine Mayan colors

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The Mayan Palette is a collection of non-toxic, modern pigments created in the tradition of the Mayan. Organic dyes are combined with diatomaceous earth, resulting in bright, jewel-toned colors that are also non-toxic. For years, scientists have marveled at the incredible lightfastness of the blue found in Mayan wall paintings and on pottery. Most natural pigments fade over time. Made from extracts of the indigo plant combined with a clay mineral and possibly copal resin (somewhat similar to gum arabic which is part of the binder in watercolor paint), this ancient Mayan mixture turned out to be extremely lightfast and durable.

This set is available in multiple pan sizes. Individual pans of color can be found in the individual pans section of the shop. The colors included in this particular set are:
Mayan red
Mayan yellow
Mayan green
Mayan Royal blue

The half pan set comes in a white, round tin. The tin has a screw top lid, which could also double as a nice mixing surface.

The full pan set comes in a larger, 3.75" x 2" x.75" tin with a hinged lid.

The mini pan set come in a small silver tin that measures 2.5" x 1.5" x .5" with a hinged lid.

The metal half pan set comes with no tin.

The tins close easily and securely, making them great for travel or as another special collection of paints for your studio. Each of the pans has a tiny magnet on the bottom so the pans can be rearranged as the artist prefers, and each set comes with a blank swatch card to test your paints.

Ruby Mountain Paint Company specializes in micro-batch, artisanal watercolors using pigments sourced from around the world. Our paints are always non-toxic, lovingly hand poured into whole pans, half pans, or bottle caps. We make high quality paint and art supplies for all types of artists. Each color is made from pure, artist-grade pigments and our own all natural binder formula, which includes gum arabic, local honey, and a time-honored, clove oil preservative. Each pigment is mulled by hand until it is the proper, luscious consistency. Each pan is poured once, slowly cured, then topped off so that the pans are as full as possible. Your order is packaged mindfully, using eco-friendly packaging and shipped to you from our studio in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

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Reviews (5)


Fun set of colors.

Beautiful paint and excellent customer service. I received my order in 2 days.

I loved these Mayan colours for their transparency and beautiful vibrancy of hue. They were a fabulous addition to my RubyMountain palette. On a side note, I live on the other side of the world in Australia and I was incredibly impressed how quickly they were shipped and sent to me. Thank you for that.

All the Mayan collection is FANTASTIC! I could not be happier with the quality! Extremely pigmented and so wonderful to paint with! ⭐️⭐️⭐️ LOVE THEM!! Thank you!

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