Binrōji (Betal Palm Tree) - right (14 R)

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Museum number 14
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 1st shelf
Sample location right (14 R)
Fiber type silk
Color dark brown
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 檳榔子: Binrōji
Dye (English common name) Betal/Palm Tree
Dyestuff (botanical name) Areca catechu L.
Plant part fruit (?) /dried
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant iron
Other auxiliary agent ash water
Uemura's notes This is the "" mentioned in the (Hizen no kuni Fdoki). Note that the nut of " (Azimaki)" is said to be " (Bir)". The dyed sample was firstly mordanted with iron, then soaked into ash water, and finally again mordanted with iron. The deeper color of the right sample was achieved by repeating the process.
Uemura's date Kyoto