Akane (Madder) - center (232 C)

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Uemura 07-23-2009 232.jpg


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Museum number 232
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 4th shelf
Sample location center (232 C)
Fiber type Silk
Color orange
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 茜根 : Akane
Dye (English common name) Madder
Dyestuff (botanical name) Rubia argyi (H.Lev. et Vaniot) H.Hara ex Lauener (R. akane Nakai)
Plant part root /unspecified
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant alum
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes The resultant color did not become red. The madder root was collected at the Kamo river (), Kyoto. Dye compound of alizarin or purprin would produce red when mordanted with alum.
Uemura's date Kyoto