Han no ki /Yashabushi - center (243 C)

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Uemura 07-23-2009 243.jpg

Museum number 243
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 4th shelf
Sample location center (243 C)
Fiber type cotton
Color black
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 榛の木 /やしゃぶし : Han no ki /Yashabushi
Dyestuff (botanical name) Alnus firma Siebold et Zucc. var. firma
Plant part fruit / dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant lime water; iron
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes Mordanting only with lime water would make the resultant color yellow brown. This color is what was called "Sumi () during the 7 -8th century AD in Japan. Mordanting with mud should have both effects of lime water and iron on dyeing.
Uemura's date Kyoto