At the present time we are trying to renew a "natural" concept, with the intention of improving our environment and our health; in order to achieve this, we search for different alternatives, such as rescuing raw goods of natural origin that, in the beginning, man used for dyeing garments, medicines, food and everything around him.


As part of this understanding, more and more people are rediscovering the knowledge and use of natural colorings in food, art and cosmetics for example, among other products.


Because of these necessities,TLAPANOCHESTLI comes forth, in association with Aztecacolor,to provide with information about the history, science and uses of natural colorings, specially the red cochineal (Dactylopius coccus Costa) that gave name to the organization: TLAPANOCHESTLI (from nahuatl: scarlet colors.)
The Red Cochineal (Dactylopius coccus Costa) is a small parasite insect of the cochineal prickly pear tree that produces a natural red coloring, chemically known as carminic acid.

Our page is at your service; and we always keep it up to date, month after month. Moreover, we will try to answer special consultations as soon as possible.

TLAPANOCHESTLI is a unique place of its kind, located in the Santa Marķa Coyotepec village, in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, 10.5 km. from the city of Oaxaca, capital of the state. Here you will be able to learn about everything related to the cultivation of the Red Cochineal, as well as its historical and present importance in industry.

To achieve this objective and in order to diffuse information about this little animal, we have designed workshops, coloring courses and training courses.

Likewise, we have a library where you can read about the ways this coloring matter is used.