Kuchinashi + Ai - left (283 L)

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Uemura 08-13-2009 283.jpg

Museum number 283
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 4th shelf
Sample location left (283 L)
Fiber type silk
Color light blue
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 支子+藍 : Kuchinashi + Ai
Dyestuff (botanical name) Gardenia jasminoides Ellis var. jasminoides; and Persicaria tinctoria (Aiton) Spacn (Polygonum tinctoria Aiton) (?)
Plant part K: fruit /dried; A: leaf / fermented (?)
Dyestuff extraction Kuchinashi was boiled in water: indigo bath was prepared separately
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant -
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes The fabric was first dyed in the Kuchinashi bath, followed by top-dyeing in the indigo bath. The dyeing was read in a classic poem in the Manysh (), volume 10, from the 7th -8th century AD:
Uemura's date Kyoto Murasakino