Onji - right (204 R)

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Museum number 204
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 3rd shelf
Sample location right (204 R)
Fiber type silk
Color light greenish beige
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 遠志 : Onji
Dyestuff (botanical name) Polygala tenuifolia Willd.
Plant part root /dried
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant lime water
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes Actual use of this plant as dyestuff was unknown, though listed as medicinal plant in the Shinnhonzoukyo () from 300 BC - 200 AD, China.
Uemura's date Kyoto