Nara (Oak) - right (260 R)

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Uemura 08-13-2009 260.jpg

Museum number 260
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 4th shelf
Sample location right (260 R)
Fiber type cotton
Color dark brown
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 楢 : Nara
Dye (English common name) a type of oak tree
Dyestuff (botanical name) Quercus serrata Murray
Plant part bark / dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant iron
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes This color is what was called as "Narashiba ()" in the Hitachinokuni-fudoki (), from 721 AD, Japan. With the left sample, the dyeing procedure was: 1) dye bath; 2) mordant bath; and 3) ash water bath. The resultant color on the right sample was similar to those dyed with acorns.
Uemura's date Kyoto Murasakino