Somemono imo/Kūrō (Faux-gambier) - right (142 R)

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Uemura 06-04-2009 142.jpg

Museum number 142
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 2nd shelf
Sample location right (142 R)
Fiber type cotton
Color light brown
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) そめものいも /クーロー : Somemono imo /Kūrō
Dye (English common name) Faux-gambier
Plant part root /fresh (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant lime water
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes In the Amami island, Japan, they used to use this technique when dyeing browns for the shima-tsumugi cloth. Nowadays, use of Tekachigi (Rhaphiolepis indica (L.) Lindl. Ex Ker var. umbellata (Thunb.) H.Ohashi) alternatively became more common.
Uemura's date Kyoto