Karaimo (Sweet potato) -- right (159 R)

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Uemura 06-18-2009 159.jpg

Museum number 159
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 2nd shelf
Sample location right (159 R)
Fiber type cotton
Color beige
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 唐芋 : Karaimo
Dye (English common name) Sweet potato
Dyestuff (botanical name) Ipomoea batatas (L.) Poir. var. edulis (Thunb.) Kuntze
Plant part potato peel / unspecified
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant lime
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes Dyeing with sweet potato has been practiced in the Ryku islands since old time.
Uemura's date Kyoto