Gishigishi (Sorrel) - left (201 L)

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Museum number 201
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 3rd shelf
Sample location left (201 L)
Fiber type silk
Color brown
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) ぎしぎし : Gishigishi
Dye (English common name) Sorrel
Dyestuff (botanical name) Rumex japonicus Houtt.
Plant part root / dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant ash water
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes Actual use of this plant as dyestuff was unknown, though listed as medicinal plant in the Shinnhonzoukyo () from 300 BC - 200 AD, China.
Uemura's date Kyoto