Hishi (Trapa japonica) - right (122 R)

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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 right (122 R)
Fiber type silk
Color gray
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
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes After soaking the fabric in the dye bath, the iron mordant was also added to the bath. By mordanting in such way, the dye compound fixed to the fiber readily.
Uemura's date Kyoto