Takakibi /Morokoshi (Sorghum) - right (338 R)

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Museum number 338
Uemura number / title  ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 5th shelf
Sample location right (338 R)
Fiber type silk
Color white
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 高キビ /モロコシ : Takakibi /Morokoshi
Dye (English common name) sorghum
Dyestuff (botanical name) Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench
Plant part stem and leaf / unspecified
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath ash water
Mordant -
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes The dyeing recipe comes from "Koueki Hitsuji Taizen ()". During the boiling extraction of dye compound(s) from the plant, ash water was added into the bath. The plant for this experiment was collected by Mr. Shoichi Gotoh ().
Uemura's date Kyoto