Ninniku (Garlic) - right (382 R)

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Uemura 10-15-2009 382.jpg

Museum number 382
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 5th shelf
Sample location right (382 R)
Fiber type silk
Color white (slightly brownish)
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) にんにく: Ninniku
Dye (English common name) garlic
Dyestuff (botanical name) Allium sativum L.
Plant part outer skin / dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant alum
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes Mordanting with lime would not produce a color on the fabric like mordanting with alum. The plant was not found to be a good dyestuff.
Uemura's date Kyoto