Satsumaimo (Sweet potato) - center (340 C)

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Uemura 10-08-2009 340.jpg

Museum number 340
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 5th shelf
Sample location center (340 C)
Fiber type silk
Color light ochre
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) サツマイモ ; Satsumaimo
Dye (English common name) Sweet potato
Dyestuff (botanical name) Ipomoea batatas (L.) Poir. var. edulis (Thunb.) Kuntze
Plant part root / unspecified
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant iron
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes The leaf and stem of the plant would not be a good source for dye.
Uemura's date Kyoto