Mokufuyo (Cotton rose) - bottom right (299 BR)

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Uemura 09-10-2009 299.jpg

Museum number 299
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 4th shelf
Sample location bottom right (299 BR)
Fiber type silk
Color khaki
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 木芙蓉 : Mokufuyo
Dye (English common name) Cotton rose
Dyestuff (botanical name) Hibiscus mutabilis L.
Plant part purple red flower / ?
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant iron
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes In a manuscript from the Tempyo period (8th century AD), Japan, a dyeing technique with this plant for paper was recorded.
Uemura's date Kyoto