Annatto - right (136 R)

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Museum number 136
Uemura number / title  ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 2nd shelf
Sample location right (136 R)
Fiber type silk
Color pale cream
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
Uemura's notes 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.
Uemura's date Kyoto
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