Kuri no ki (Chestnut) - left (255 L)

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Uemura 08-13-2009 255.jpg

Museum number 255
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 4th shelf
Sample location left (255 L)
Fiber type silk
Color ochre (slightly greenish)
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 栗の木 : Kuri no ki
Dye (English common name) Chestnut tree
Dyestuff (botanical name) Castanea crenata Siebold et Zucc.
Plant part bark / dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant iron
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes This color is what was called "Kuri-shiba" recorded in the Hitachinokuni-fudoki (), from 721 AD, Japan. The resultant color is similar to that dyed with Tsurubami (acorns). Both dyed samples were soaked into the same baths.
Uemura's date Kyoto Murasakino