Akane (Madder) - left (9 L)

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Uemura 03-26-2009 009.jpg


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Museum number 9
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 1st shelf
Sample location left (9 L)
Fiber type Silk
Color light yellowish ochre
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 /dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Mordant -
Other auxiliary agent ash water; vinegar
Dyeing process The dye extract was cooled down, and then ash water was added to be ready for soaking the fabric.
Uemura's notes The resultant color became more yellow in an acidic condition, as shown with the left sample.
Uemura's date Kyoto