Hishi (Trapa japonica)- left (122 L)

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Uemura 06-04-2009 122.jpg

Museum number 122
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 2nd shelf
Sample location left (122 L)
Fiber type silk
Color black
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 菱 : Hishi
Dyestuff (botanical name) Trapa japonica Flerow (T. bispinosa Roxb. var. iinumae Nakano)
Plant part fruit/ dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant iron; ash water
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes The fabric was soaked in: 1) dye bath; 2) iron mordant bath; 3) ash water bath; and 4) dye bath + iron.
Uemura's date Kyoto