Akane (Madder) - top (230 T)

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Uemura 07-23-2009 230.jpg

Museum number 230
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 4th shelf
Sample location top (230 T)
Fiber type Silk
Color reddish orange
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 茜根 : Akane
Dye (English common name) Madder
Dyestuff (botanical name) Rubia argyi (H.Lev. et Vaniot) H.Hara ex Lauener (R. akane Nakai)
Plant part root / dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant lime water
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes The resultant color became more red than the one mordanted with ash water. The ancient technique from the 7 -8th century AD was the latter.
Uemura's date Kyoto