Bokkan-suō-awa (Brazilwood/alum/iron) - left (293 L)

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Uemura 08-13-2009 293.jpg

Museum number 293
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 4th shelf
Sample location left (293 L)
Fiber type silk
Color purplish dark brown
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 坊間蘇芳泡 : Bokkan-suō-awa
Dye (English common name) Brazilwood
Dyestuff (botanical name) Caesalpinia sappan L.
Plant part a prepared mixture of boiled extract solution of brazilwood, alum and iron.
Dyestuff extraction -
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant alum; iron (mixed with dye)
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes The resultant color is a type of "Nise-murasaki (= fake purple)".
Uemura's date Kyoto