Hisagi/Akamekashiwa - left (267 L)

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Uemura 08-13-2009 267.jpg

Museum number 267
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 4th shelf
Sample location left (267 L)
Fiber type silk
Color black (slightly yellowish)
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 楸 /あかめかしわ : Hisagi/Akamekashiwa
Dyestuff (botanical name) Mallotus japonicus (L.f.) Mll. Arg.
Plant part leaf / dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant iron
Other auxiliary agent ash water
Uemura's notes Use of this plant for dyeing paper () is recorded in manuscripts from the Tempyo period (729 - 749 AD), Japan. The application on textiles is not found there, however it could have been possible.
Uemura's date Kyoto