Kunugi (Oak) - center (254 C)

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Uemura 08-13-2009 254.jpg

Museum number 254
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 4th shelf
Sample location center (254 C)
Fiber type cotton
Color black (slightly brownish)
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) くぬぎ : Kunugi
Dye (English common name) Oak tree
Dyestuff (botanical name) Quercus acutissima Carruth.
Plant part bark / dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant iron
Other auxiliary agent ash water (separate bath)
Uemura's notes This color is what was called "Yakkosi ()" recorded in the Nihonshoki, the chronicles of Japan, from the 8th century AD, Japan. The sample was soaked into 1) dye bath; 2) iron mordant bath; 3) ash water bath; 4) dye bath; and 5) iron mordant bath. The resultant color is between that dyed with Shiba-zome (), and that with Kro-zome ().
Uemura's date Kyoto