Harikawa (Japanese Alder) - left (64 L)

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Museum number 64
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 1st shelf
Sample location left (64 L)
Fiber type cotton
Color brown (slightly yellowish)
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 榛皮 : Harikawa
Dye (English common name) Japanese Alder
Dyestuff (botanical name) Alnus japonica (Thunb.) Steud
Plant part bark /dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant lime water (supernate); iron
Other auxiliary agent -
Dyeing process 1) dye bath; 2) supernate of lime water; 3) iron mordant (small quantity); 4) dye bath; and 5) lime water.
Uemura's notes The quantity of the iron mordant used was greater here; the larger the amount of iron mordant was, the more the color would shift towards black tone. Note that similar browns are found with "Tamba-cloth ".
Uemura's date Kyoto