A blue dye extracted from the petals of the Commelina communis lily plant native to Asia. The blue colorant in the dayflower blue dye is primarily commelinin.
- See also [Uemera Dye Archive (Tsuki kusa)]
Synonyms and Related Terms
tsuyukusa (Jap.); aigami (Jap.); commelinin; Commelina communis (Asiatic dayflower)
Physical and Chemical Properties
ISO R105 Lightfastness Classification =
- S.Shimoyama, Y.Noda, S.Katshuhara, "Non-Destructive Analysis of Ukiyo-E Prints" Dyes in History and Archaeology, No.15, Paper presented in Manchester England, Nov. 1996.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- R.Feller, M.Curran, C.Bailie, 'Identification of Traditional Organic Colorants Employed in Japanese Prints and Determination of their Rates of Fading', Japanese Woodblock Prints, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, 1984