Shiso (Beefsteak plant) - left (194 L)

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Uemura 07-09-2009 194.jpg

Museum number 194
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 3rd shelf
Sample location left (194 L)
Fiber type silk
Color greenish brown
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 赤紫色の紫蘇 : Shiso
Dye (English common name) Beefsteak plant
Dyestuff (botanical name) Perilla frutescens (L.) Britton var. crispa (Thunb.) H.Deane f. purpurea (Makino) Makino
Plant part leaf & stem /unspecified
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant iron
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes Though the color of the leaves was originally red purple, they became green by boiling in water. With each sample, the auxiliary agent or mordant was mixed to the dye bath.
Uemura's date Kyoto