Hagi (Lespedeza bicolor) - center (286 C)

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Uemura 08-13-2009 286.jpg

Museum number 286
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 4th shelf
Sample location center (286 C)
Fiber type silk
Color brown stains
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 萩 : Hagi
Dyestuff (botanical name) Lespedeza bicolor Turcz. (L. bicolor var. japonica Nakai)
Plant part flower petal /fresh
Dyestuff extraction rubbed onto the fabric
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant -
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes The dyed color would discolor within a couple of days to a month. This is one of the primitive dyeing techniques using fresh flower petals.
Uemura's date Kyoto