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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
1) The wood of the camphor tree, ''Cinnamomum camphora'', native to southeastern Asia. Camphorwood smells strongly of camphor and has been used for small carvings and decorative items. The camphor tree is considered an invasive specis in Australia.  
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1) The wood of the camphor tree, ''Cinnamomum camphora'', native to southeastern Asia. Camphorwood smells strongly of [[camphor]] and has been used for small carvings and decorative items. The camphor tree is considered an invasive species in Australia.  
  
2) See [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=kapur kapur].
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2) See [[kapur]].
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[[File:1991.387-SC58811.jpg|thumb|Camphorwood bowl<br>MFA# 1991.387]]
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
  
kusu (Jap.); Campherbaum (Deut.); camphrier (Fr.); arbre camphre (Fr.); alcanforero (Esp.); cmforeira (Port.); canforo (It.); Cynamonowiec kamforowy (Pol.); camphor wood; camphortree; camphor laurel
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kusu (Jap.); Campherbaum (Deut.); camphrier (Fr.); arbre à camphre (Fr.); alcanforero (Esp.); câmforeira (Port.); canforo (It.); Cynamonowiec kamforowy (Pol.); camphor wood; camphortree; camphor laurel
  
[[File:1991.387-SC58811.jpg|thumb|]]
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== Physical and Chemical Properties ==
== Other Properties ==
 
  
1. Small tree growing to 20 m.  Bark=reddish brown with irrgular furrows.  Leaves=ovate (to 25 cm) with wavy margins and smell of camphor when crushed  Fruit=small ball (1 cm), purple when ripe
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* 1) Small tree growing to 20 m.  Bark=reddish brown with irregular furrows.  Leaves=ovate (to 25 cm) with wavy margins and smell of camphor when crushed  Fruit=small ball (1 cm), purple when ripe
  
 
== Additional Images ==
 
== Additional Images ==
 
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
File:camphorwoodf5.jpg|Camphor laurel tree  ''Cannamomum camphora''
 
File:camphorwoodf5.jpg|Camphor laurel tree  ''Cannamomum camphora''
 
File:CamphorTree_PMAC.jpg|Camphor tree  ''Cinnamomum camphora (L.)''
 
File:CamphorTree_PMAC.jpg|Camphor tree  ''Cinnamomum camphora (L.)''
 
File:Stout.Camphor_PMAC.jpg|Stout Camphor Tree  ''Cinnamomum micrantjum''
 
File:Stout.Camphor_PMAC.jpg|Stout Camphor Tree  ''Cinnamomum micrantjum''
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File:Uemura 05-29-2009 112.jpg|Silk dyed with Camphor tree bark; Uemera Dye Archive
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
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== Resources and Citations ==
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* See [[https://cameo.mfa.org/wiki/Category:Uemura_dye_archive '''Uemera Dye Archive''' (Kusu)]]
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* G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 135
  
== Authority ==
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* Ralph Mayer, ''A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques'', Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
 
 
* G.S.Brady, G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 135
 
 
 
* Ralph Mayer, Ralph Mayer, ''A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques'', Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
 
  
* Website address 1, Website address 1  Comment: Virginia Tech Dendrology website at www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/main.htm (accessed Oct. 8, 2005)
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* Virginia Tech Dendrology website at www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/main.htm (accessed Oct. 8, 2005)
  
* Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com  Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camphor_laurel (Accessed Oct. 8, 2005)
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* Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camphor_laurel (Accessed Oct. 8, 2005)
  
  
  
 
[[Category:Materials database]]
 
[[Category:Materials database]]

Latest revision as of 13:01, 22 June 2022

Dainichi Buddha
MFA# 09.531

Description

1) The wood of the camphor tree, Cinnamomum camphora, native to southeastern Asia. Camphorwood smells strongly of Camphor and has been used for small carvings and decorative items. The camphor tree is considered an invasive species in Australia.

2) See Kapur.

Camphorwood bowl
MFA# 1991.387

Synonyms and Related Terms

kusu (Jap.); Campherbaum (Deut.); camphrier (Fr.); arbre à camphre (Fr.); alcanforero (Esp.); câmforeira (Port.); canforo (It.); Cynamonowiec kamforowy (Pol.); camphor wood; camphortree; camphor laurel

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • 1) Small tree growing to 20 m. Bark=reddish brown with irregular furrows. Leaves=ovate (to 25 cm) with wavy margins and smell of camphor when crushed Fruit=small ball (1 cm), purple when ripe

Additional Images

Resources and Citations

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Virginia Tech Dendrology website at www.fw.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/main.htm (accessed Oct. 8, 2005)

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