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.
of these necessities,TLAPANOCHESTLI
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
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.
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.