Annatto - left (136 L)

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Uemura 06-04-2009 136.jpg


Uemura 06-04-2009 136 UV.jpg

Museum number 136
Uemera number / title 一; 櫨染 廿五 "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 2nd shelf
Sample location left (136 L)
Fiber type silk
Color yellow
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) アンナット : Annatto
Dye (English common name) Annatto
Plant part seed /dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath sodium carbonate
Mordant -
Other auxiliary agent vinegar
Uemera's notes This sample is a deeper shade of the top right sample. The fabric was firstly soaked in a bath containing the dye extract mixed with sodium carbonate; and then in vinegar. Annatto is a seed from Bixa. Orellona. The plant is a shrub and found around the regions in South East Asia and India.
Uemera's date Kyoto