Nebatsutsuji (Rosebay) - left (56 L)

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Museum number 56
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 1st shelf
Sample location left (56 L)
Fiber type cotton
Color beige
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) ねばつつぢ : Nebatsutsuji
Dye (English common name) Rosebay
Dyestuff (botanical name) Rhododendron macrosepalum Maxim.
Plant part leaves /dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant -
Other auxiliary agent ash water
Dyeing process The fabric was soaked into 1) dye bath; and 2) dye bath mixed with ash water.
Uemura's notes The resultant color became more beige. Note: without use of ash water, the dye compound would hardly be fixed to the fiber and generate beige yellow. In Tamba region, Japan, they use the plant for actual dyeing.
Uemura's date Kyoto