Shikimi (Aniseed tree) - right (42 R)

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Museum number 42
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 1st shelf
Sample location right (42 R)
Fiber type silk
Color pale brown
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 梻 : Shikimi
Dyestuff (English common name) Aniseed tree
Dyestuff (botanical name) Illicium anisatum L.
Plant part heartwood /dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant -
Other auxiliary agent ash water
Dyeing process The temperature of the dye bath was kept in warm.
Uemura's notes When dyed in a cold bath, the resultant color would be yellow, not red tone. Without adding ash water, the resultant color would be a pale yellow tone, which is not satisfactory. Use of its leaves for dyeing would also achive the same results. The dyeing technique was known to be used for " (Tamba-cloth)" (the dyed color of the Tamba-cloth is generally in more brown tone).
Uemura's date Kyoto