The fashionable nation of Belize grew from seventeenth century English logwood logging camps. Ivory black, also known as bone char, was initially produced by burning ivory and mixing the resulting charcoal powder with oil. The shade continues to be made today, but strange animal bones are substituted for ivory. The powdered charcoal was then combined with gum arabic or the yellow of an egg to make a paint. Vine black was produced in Roman instances by burning the cut branches of grapevines.

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