Nihon san no akane (Japanese madder) - right (293 R)

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Uemura 08-13-2009 293.jpg

Museum number 293
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 4th shelf
Sample location right (293 R)
Fiber type silk
Color brownish orange
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 日本産の茜根 : Nihon san no akane
Dye (English common name) Japanese madder
Dyestuff (botanical name) Rubia argyi (H.Lev. et Vaniot) H.Hara ex Lauener (R. akane Nakai)
Plant part root / dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water (?)
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant alum, lead acetate, sodium carbonate
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes This dyeing method referred to the European technique practiced in the early Meiji period (1868-1912 AD). The resultant color became more orange than those mordanted with ash water or lime water. The dyed color was also less red than those dyed with western madder.
Uemura's date Kyoto