Matami/Inugusu/Tabu no ki - center (95 C)

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Museum number 95
Uemera number / title 一; 櫨染 廿五 "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 2nd shelf
Sample location center (95 C)
Fiber type silk
Color brown (orangish)
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) またみ/いぬぐす/たぶの木 : Matami/Inugusu/Tabu no ki
Dyestuff (botanical name) Machilus thunbergii Siebold et Zucc.
Plant part bark /dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant -
Other auxiliary agent ash water
Uemera's notes The fabric was soaked in a bath containing the dye extract and ash water; and then dried. This process was repeated for more than ten times. After the final drying, the fabric was soaked into ash water, dried, and then rinsed with water. This technique is used for dyeing a brown of those textiles made in Hachijyō island (八丈島), Japan. Their stripe pattern, called "Kihachijyō (黄八丈)" consists of this brown and a yellow dyed with Arthraxon hispidus (Thunb.) Makino, so-called "Kobuna-gusa /Hachijyō-Kariyasu".
Uemera's date Kyoto