Kuwa (Mulberry tree) - center (285 C)

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Uemura 08-13-2009 285.jpg

Museum number 285
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 4th shelf
Sample location center (285 C)
Fiber type silk
Color pale yellowish brown
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 桑 : Kuwa
Dye (English common name) Mulberry tree
Dyestuff (botanical name) Morus australis Poir. (M. bombycis Koidz.)
Plant part bark /dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant -
Other auxiliary agent ash water (separate bath)
Uemura's notes The fabric was soaked into 1) dye bath; and 2) ash water bath. This dyeing technique should be "Kuwa ()" in the Ebukuryo (), from the 8th century. AD, Japan; and "Kuwa-bara no sato ()" in the Harima fdo-ki (), 8th century. AD, Japan.
Uemura's date Kyoto Murasakino