• The Vásquez family uses all natural dyes. The base for most colors comes from the grana cochinilla, a worm that you find on cacti. Crushed, grana cochinilla produces a deep crimson color; for red, you simply add lemon; yellow comes from a special flower, and can be mixed with red to make orange, or ashes to make green; add baking soda to the mix and you’ve got purple!

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