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Cochineal: How Mexico Made the World See Red (Exposición Bilingüe)

Presented by Harvard Museums of Science and Culture at Online/Virtual Space

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Cochineal: How Mexico Made the World See Red (Exposición Bilingüe)

This free online exhibit explores the fascinating and complex history of cochineal, a vibrant red pigment originating in the Americas, and its link to global trade relationships and power dynamics.

Cochineal, a tiny insect found on certain species of Oaxacan cacti, was harvested for millennia by Indigenous peoples to dye fabrics a vibrant red color. But following the European invasion of the Americas in the sixteenth century, it became a widely coveted, globally traded commodity that transformed textiles and art, and made Mexico a center for technological innovation. Cochineal: How Mexico Made the World See Red explores how this Indigenous technology changed the world, becoming an

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Dates and Times

Sun, Jun 26, 2022

12:00 am at Online/Virtual Space

Mon, Jun 27, 2022

12:00 am at Online/Virtual Space

Tue, Jun 28, 2022

12:00 am at Online/Virtual Space

Wed, Jun 29, 2022

12:00 am at Online/Virtual Space

Thu, Jun 30, 2022

12:00 am at Online/Virtual Space

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