Karakuchinashi /Shikunshi - left (166 L)

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Uemura 06-18-2009 166.jpg

Museum number 166
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 2nd shelf
Sample location left (166 L)
Fiber type silk
Color beige
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 使君子 : Karakuchinashi /Shikunshi
Dyestuff (botanical name) Quisqualis indica L.
Plant part fruit /dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant lime
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes Karikuro (Myrobalans) is a nut collected from a tree, belonging to the Kuchinashi family. They are also known to be a source for tannin extract. According to a Chinese manuscript, the Honzo koumoku () from the 16th century AD, a Chinese manuscript titled Soh-Kaihouhonzou () from 10th century AD mentioned about this plant.
Uemura's date Kyoto