This beautifully packaged ink is called "Caroube de Chypre" - Cyprus Carob - because of its deep brown color. Caroube de Chypre is a dark walnut-brown ink with light red reflections and sparkling gold effect. It's packaged beautifully in a square glass bottle with wax seal, perfect as a gift.
It is said J. Herbin, an enterprising French sailor from mid 17th century, was fond of dried carob pods as a healthy food during his voyages. As with other merchants, he traded or purchased them in Cyprus.
Carob trees have been cultivated in Mediterranean countries since ancient times. Carob pods were known for their therapeutic properties and were marketed throughout Europe as the "black gold of Cyprus."
Suitable for dip pen use.