Shiko (Dragon's blood) - left (138 L)

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Uemura 06-04-2009 138.jpg

Museum number 138
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 2nd shelf
Sample location left (138 L)
Fiber type silk
Color yellow ochre
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 紫梗 : Shiko
Dye (English common name) Dragon's blood
Plant part resin
Dyestuff extraction dissolved in ethanol
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant alum
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes The resin is normally used as a pigment, called "Dragon's Blood" , but not for dyeing due to its insolubility in water.
Uemura's date Kyoto