Birōji - right (19 R)

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Museum number 19
Uemura number / title  ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 1st shelf
Sample location right (19 R)
Fiber type silk
Color pale brown
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 蒲葵子 : Birōji
Dye (English common name) Betal/Palm Tree
Dyestuff (botanical name) Areca catechu L.
Plant part fruit (?) /dried
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant lime
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes Both samples were top-dyed for several times, but the fiber did not fix the colorant(s) satisfactory. Neither iron or tin mordants facilitated fixing the color compound(s) to the fabrics.
Uemura's date Kyoto