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Crayon: Magenta
Intro Year:1903
Original Box:Studio & School 12
Celebrity Favorites:Whoopi Goldberg, Paul Reiser

Unique Color Information

Personality Traits
tenderness, charm, soft

Cultural Meanings
Africans paint their bodies red for health and a long life. Red wool was applied to heal sprains in Scotland and sore throats in Ireland.

Fun Facts
Magenta is a very deep pink color and was developed in 1859 as one of the first artificial dyes. It was very popular with Victorians who wore the color in velvets, satin, and other fabrics.* It is a superstition of good luck to tie a red ribbon to a new car.

The Redshirts were led by the Italian Garibaldi. Garibaldi unified Italy into the country as it is known today.

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Coloring & Activities
No.38 Magenta
No.38 Magenta