Fuki (Butterbur) - right (189 R)

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Museum number 189
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 3rd shelf
Sample location right (189 R)
Fiber type silk
Color dark brown
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 蕗 : Fuki
Dye (English common name) Butterbur
Dyestuff (botanical name) Petasites japonicus (Siebold et Zucc.) Maxim. subsp. japonicus
Plant part stem peel /unspecified
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant iron
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes The peel of the stem of Fuki for food consumption was used for this dyeing. The actual use of this plant as dyestuff was unknown.
Uemura's date Kyoto