Kunugi (Oak) - right (253 R)

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Uemura 08-13-2009 253.jpg

Museum number 253
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 4th shelf
Sample location right (253 R)
Fiber type cotton
Color dark brown
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 named as "Shiba ()" recorded in the Ibukuryo, from the 8th century AD, Japan. The sample was soaked into 1) dye bath; 2) iron mordant bath; and 3) ash water bath. The resultant color was similar to those dyed with Quercus serrata Murray (Nara - ), Castanea crenata Siebold et Zucc. (Kuri - ), or Quercus glauca Thunb. (Kashi - ).
Uemura's date Kyoto