Suō (Brazilwood) - left (287 L)

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Museum number 287
Uemura number / title  ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 4th shelf
Sample location left (287 L)
Fiber type silk
Color light brownish red
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 蘇芳 : Suō
Dye (English common name) Brazilwood
Dyestuff (botanical name) Caesalpinia sappan L.
Plant part bark /dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant -
Other auxiliary agent ash water (separate bath)
Uemura's notes This dyeing technique should be "Su () recorded in the Ebukuryo () from the 8th century. AD, Japan. The resultant colors by this technique tend to discolor more easily, through which the color would become less red purple, but more brown.
Uemura's date Kyoto Murasakino