Akane (Madder) - center (233 C)

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Uemura 07-23-2009 233.jpg

Museum number 233
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 4th shelf
Sample location center (233 C)
Fiber type Cotton
Color dull pink
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 茜根 : Akane
Dye (English common name) Madder
Dyestuff (botanical name) Rubia argyi (H.Lv. et Vaniot) H.Hara ex Lauener (R. akane Nakai)
Plant part root /fresh
Dyestuff extraction Squashed
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant -
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes Madder roots, collected at the Kamo river (), Kyoto were brought back to home, and immediately squashed. The extracted juice was rubbed onto the surface of the fabric. No ash water was used.
Uemura's date Kyoto