Matsuyoigusa /Tsukimisou (Primrose) - left (223 L)

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Uemura 07-23-2009 223.jpg


Uemura 07-23-2009 223 UV.jpg

Museum number 223
Uemera number / title 一; 櫨染 廿五 "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 3rd shelf
Sample location left (223 L)
Fiber type silk
Color dark brown (slightly greenish)
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) マツヨヒグサ : Matsuyoigusa /Tsukimisou
Dyestuff (botanical name) Oenothera stricta Ledeb. ex Link
Plant part flower /fresh
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant iron
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemera's notes The resultant color would be same when using the dried flowers as dyestuff. According to Mr. Shoichi Gotoh (後藤捷一氏), the flower was used for dyeing blue black in Tokushima region, Japan. The plant is sometimes also called as Tsukimisō (月見草).
Uemera's date Kyoto