Shirakashi (Oak) - right (258 R)

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Uemura 08-13-2009 258.jpg

Museum number 258
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 4th shelf
Sample location right (258 R)
Fiber type cotton
Color pale brown
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 白樫 : Shirakashi
Dye (English common name) a type of oak tree
Dyestuff (botanical name) Quercus myrsinifolia Blume
Plant part wood / dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant iron
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes The dyeing process was same as that with acorns of oak tree. The left sample was dyed deeper than the right one. This plant was mentioned in the Keikou-tenn-ki () : ; and also in the Makuranosshi (), from the Heian period, Japan:
Uemura's date Kyoto Murasakino