Matsuyoigusa /Tsukimisou (Primrose) - right (224 R)

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Uemura 07-23-2009 224.jpg

Museum number 224
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 3rd shelf
Sample location right (224 R)
Fiber type silk
Color pale beige
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) マツヨヒグサ : Matsuyoigusa /Tsukimisou
Dyestuff (English common name) Primrose
Dyestuff (botanical name) Oenothera stricta Ledeb. ex Link
Plant part leaf & stem / dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant lime water
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes The actual use of this plant as dyestuff was unknown. The dye plant was collected by Mr. Shoichi Gotoh (). Use of alum as mordant did not produce any color.
Uemura's date Kyoto