Katekyu (Catechu/Cutch) - left (97 L)

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Museum number 97
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 2nd shelf
Sample location left (97 L)
Fiber type silk
Color dark brown
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) カテキュ : Katekyu
Dye (English common name) Catechu/Cutch
Plant part extract of young branches and leaves (?) /liquid
Dyestuff extraction boiled with water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant iron
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes There are three different types of Catechu extract made from different plant sources: Gambier catechu from the wood of Uncaria gambier; Acacia catechu (Bengal catechu) from the wood of Acacia catechu or Acacia Suma; Areca catechu (Bombay catechu) - so-called Binrji - from the fruit of Areca catechu.
Uemura's date Kyoto