Benishitan (Redwood dye) - right (177 R)

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Museum number 177
Uemera number / title 一; 櫨染 廿五 "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 3rd shelf
Sample location right (177 R)
Fiber type silk
Color pale reddish brown
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) べにしたん : Benishitan
Dye (English common name) Red Rose wood
Plant part heartwood /dried
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant lime water
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemera's notes The fabrics were soaked in: 1) dye bath; 2) mordant bath; and 3) dye bath. The plant is a species of Shitan tree (紫檀) (Pterocarpus santalinus L.f). 紅木(コウキ)の類か
Uemera's date Kyoto