Shikon (Gromwell root) - right (237 R)

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Museum number 237
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 4th shelf
Sample location right (237 R)
Fiber type Silk
Color dull reddish purple
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, and dyed in boiling bath
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant -
Other auxiliary agent vinegar
Uemura's notes Normally, a dye bath with this dyestuff should not be boiled, but kept warm.
Uemura's date Kyoto