Ketsumeishi (Sicklepod) - left (84 L)

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Museum number 84
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 1st shelf
Sample location left (84 L)
Fiber type silk
Color dull beige
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 決明子 : Ketsumeishi
Dyestuff (English common name) Sicklepod or Chinese senna
Dyestuff (botanical name) Senna obtusifolia (L.) H.S. Irwin et Barneby (Cassia obtusifolia L.)
Plant part seed /dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant lime water
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes The plant is commonly called "Habusoh ()", and is the same one to drink. According to Dr. Karigome (), Ebisugusa () is the correct name for the plant.
Uemura's date Kyoto