Akane (Madder) - center (229 C) -missing

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Uemura 07-23-2009 229.jpg

Museum number 229
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 4th shelf
Sample location center (229 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 This color is what was called "Sohi ()" in the Ibukurei () from the 8th century AD. There were two colors which were obtained by dyeing with madder, written in that document. The one in a deeper tone was called "Hi ()" and the other in a lighter tone was called "Sohi ()".
Uemura's date Kyoto Murasakino