Asenyaku/Katekyu - left (99 L)

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Uemura 05-29-2009 099.jpg

Museum number 99
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 2nd shelf
Sample location left (99 L)
Fiber type silk
Color reddish dark brown
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 阿仙薬/カテキュ : Asenyaku/Katekyu
Dye (English common name) Catechu/Cutch
Plant part extract of young branches and leaves (?) /liquid
Dyestuff extraction boiled with water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant iron; ash water
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes The fabric soaked into the dye bath was firstly mordanted with a small quantity of iron and secondly with ash water. By increasing the amount of iron mordant to use, the resultant color would shift towards black shown in the other example.
Uemura's date Kyoto