Shikon (Gromwell root) - center (3 C)

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Museum number 3
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 1st shelf
Sample location center (3 C)
Fiber type Silk
Color brown
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 紫根: Shikon
Dye (English common name) Gromwell root
Dyestuff (botanical name) Lithospermum erythrorhizon Siebold et Zucc. (L. officinale L. subsp. erythrorhizon (Siebold et Zucc.) Hand.-Mazz.)
Plant part root /dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath vinegar
Mordant iron; ash water
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes Uemura thought that the dyed color was slightly too yellowish. The same dyeing technique is mentioned in the Heian (10 to 12 century AD) manuscript " (Engi-shiki)".
Uemura's date Kyoto