Gobaishi (Chinese sumac) - right (68 R)

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Museum number 68
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 1st shelf
Sample location right (68 R)
Fiber type silk
Color gray
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 五倍子 : Gobaishi
Dye (English common name) Chinese sumac
Dyestuff (botanical name) Rhus chinensis (Mill.) T. Yamaz. (R. chinensis Mill.)
Plant part gall /dried
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant iron
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes One of the dyeing techniques, which had been used since the 8th century AD in Japan. If a fabric would be only soaked in dye extract or dye extract mixed with ash water, the resultant colors would be pale yellow. ""
Uemura's date Kyoto Murasakino