Kihada + Ai - left (281 L)

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Uemura 08-13-2009 281.jpg


Uemura 08-13-2009 281 UV.jpg

Museum number 281
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 4th shelf
Sample location left (281 L)
Fiber type silk
Color yellow green
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 黄蘖+藍 : Kihada + Ai
Dyestuff (botanical name) Phellodendron amurense Rupr. var. amurense; and Persicaria tinctoria (Aiton) Spacn (Polygonum tinctoria Aiton) (?)
Plant part K: inner bark / dried (?); A: leaf / fermented (?)
Dyestuff extraction Kihada was boiled in water; note that Kihada and Indigo baths were prepared separately
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant -
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes This dyeing is what was called "Kihada ()" in the Buyakuryo (), the 8th century AD, Japan. The yellow recorded in the Ebukuryo () from the 8th century AD, Japan could have been achieved by dyeing with Kuchinashi (Gardenia jasminoides Ellis var. jasminoides), Kariyasu (Miscanthus tinctorius (Steud.) Hack.) , or Kihada, but is thought to have been achieved with Kariyasu.
Uemura's date Kyoto Murasakino