Kuchinashi + Benibana - center (25 C)

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Museum number 25
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 1st shelf
Sample location center (25 C)
Fiber type silk
Color light orangish pink
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 支子 + 紅花: Kuchinashi + Benibana
Dye (English common name) Gardenia and Safflower
Dyestuff (botanical name) Gardenia jasminoides Ellis var. jasminoides; and Carthamus tinctorius L.
Plant part g: berry /dried; s:petal /dried
Dyestuff extraction unspecified
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant unspecified
Other auxiliary agent unspecified
Uemura's notes A dyeing technique with gardenia. The color is named as " (Koki-kuchinashi)" in the " (Engishiki)" (10th Century AD). The color is less red in comparison to that achieved by dyeing with madder.
Uemura's date Kyoto