The Red That Colored the World

Most of us have some article of clothing in our closets that are red. We can all thank a bug called the Cochineal beetle for the color. You can find out what else we use in our daily lives that borrow from the beetle at the Museum of International Folk Art. That’s exactly what we did in this week’s Culture Pass Challenge. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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