Kurumi (Walnut) - center (263 C)

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Uemura 08-13-2009 263.jpg

Museum number 263
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 4th shelf
Sample location center (263 C)
Fiber type silk
Color beigy pink
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 胡桃 : Kurumi
Dye (English common name) Walnut tree
Dyestuff (botanical name) Juglans mandshurica Maxim. var. sachalinensis (Miyabe et Kud) Kitam. (J. mandshurica var. sieboldiana (Maxim.) Makino)
Plant part bark / dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant -
Other auxiliary agent ash water
Uemura's notes This color is what was called as "Kurumi-zome Kansan ()" in manuscripts () from the Tempyo period (729 - 749 AD), Japan. The resultant colors would be similar when dyed with leaves of this plant.
Uemura's date Kyoto