Ketsumeishi (Sicklepod) - right (86 R)

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Museum number 86
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 1st shelf
Sample location right (86 R)
Fiber type silk
Color light ocher
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 iron
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes The dyestuff used for this experiment was from Yamaguchi, Japan. The resultant color was significantly different from the ones dyed with the Chinese one.
Uemura's date Kyoto