Akane (Madder) - center (228 C) -missing

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Uemura 07-23-2009 228.jpg

Museum number 228
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 4th shelf
Sample location center (228 C) -missing
Fiber type -
Color -
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 茜根 : Akane
Dye (English common name) madder
Dyestuff (botanical name) Rubia argyi (H.Lv. et Vaniot) H.Hara ex Lauener (R. akane Nakai)
Plant part root /dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant ash water
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes In classic Japanese poems compiled in the Manysh () from the 7th -8th Century AD, madder was often read to imply dawn: . This color is what was called "Hi ()" in the Ebukuryo () from the 8th century AD. The color "Hi" had been created by dyeing with madder during that period. The other color called "Sohi ()" from the same period was also produced by dyeing with madder. However, what was called "Hi" in later periods involved a different dyestuff. Dyeing madder on cotton or linen was difficult to achieve. What is called "Akane-momen ()" would not involve use of madder.
Uemura's date Kyoto