Mokukoku (Ternstroemia gymnanthera) - right (87 R)

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Uemura 04-23-2009 087.jpg

Museum number 87
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 1st shelf
Sample location right (87 R)
Fiber type silk
Color dark brown
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) もくこく : Mokukoku
Dye (English common name) Evergreen Tree
Dyestuff (botanical name) Ternstroemia gymnanthera (Wight et Arn.) Bedd.
Plant part bark /dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant iron
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes There is another plant, called Hamamokukoku () or Sharinbai (), which is similar to Mokukoku, used in the Ryuku islands, Japan. Mokukoku is used around the Izu region in Japan. This sample was soaked into: 1) dye bath; 2) iron mordant bath; and 3) ash water bath. Mordanting with ash water would make the color more red.
Uemura's date Kyoto