Kanzou - bottom (198 B)

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Museum number 198
Uemera number / title 一; 櫨染 廿五 "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 3rd shelf
Sample location bottom (198 B)
Fiber type silk
Color cream (slightly blue tone)
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 甘草 : Kanzou
Plant part root & stem / dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant lime water
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemera's notes The plant had been used as medicine, but not as dyestuff. For this dyeing, the plant prepared for medicine was used. The plant was listed as medicinal plants in historic manuscripts, including the Shosō-in monjyo (正倉院文書) from the 8th century AD, Japan, and the Shinnōhonzoukyo (神農本草経上品薬) from 300 BC - 200 AD, China. 後漢張仲景(機)傷寒論二甘草瀉心湯アリ、甘草、黄芩、乾薑、半夏束、黄蓮ヲ用フ
Uemera's date Kyoto