Akane + Shikon - top (24 T)

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Museum number 24
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 1st shelf
Sample location top (24 T)
Fiber type Silk
Color beige (slightly reddish purple)
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 茜根 + 紫根: Akane + Shikon
Dye (English common name) Madder and Gromwell root
Dyestuff (botanical name) Rubia argyi (H.Lv. Et Vaniot) H.Hara ex Lauener (R. akane Nakai); and Lithospermum erythrorhizon Siebold et Zucc. (L. officinale L. subsp. erythrorhizon (Siebold et Zucc.) Hand.-Mazz.)
Plant part m: root /dried (?); g: root /dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction unspecified
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant ash water
Other auxiliary agent -
Dyeing process The fabric was soaked into a dye bath of madder, mixed with Shikon root, and subsequently mordanted with ash water.
Uemura's notes A dyeing technique with madder is described in the "Shoku Nihongi ()" (1177 AD) as " (Kuroki-hi), (Asaki-hi)". The same color is named as " (Kokihi)" in the "Engishiki ()" (10th Century AD).
Uemura's date Kyoto