Kaya (Torreya nucifera) - right (384 R)

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Uemura 10-15-2009 384.jpg

Museum number 384
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 5th shelf
Sample location right (384 R)
Fiber type silk
Color pale brown
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 榧 : Kaya
Dyestuff (botanical name) Torreya nucifera (L.) Siebold et Zucc.
Plant part fruit skin / unspecified
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant lime
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes The actual use of this dye plant for dyeing is unknown. The resultant colors are good; and dyeing with its fruit or seed would also achieve satisfactory results.
Uemura's date Kyoto