Enjimushi (Cochineal) - right (118 R)

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Uemura 06-04-2009 118.jpg


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Museum number 118
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 2nd shelf
Sample location right (118 R)
Fiber type silk
Color red (orangish)
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 臙脂虫 : Enjimushi
Dye (English common name) Cochineal
Plant part insect /dried
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant -
Other auxiliary agent vinegar
Uemura's notes Without adding vinegar, the colorants would hardly fix to the fiber. By adding ash water instead, the dyed color would become purple.
Uemura's date Kyoto