Soyogo (Holly) - left (35 L)

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Museum number 35
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 1st shelf
Sample location left (35 L)
Fiber type silk
Color light greyish brown
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) そよご : Soyogo
Dye (English common name) Holly
Dyestuff (botanical name) Ilex pedunculosa Miq.
Plant part leaf / unspecified
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant alum; iron
Other auxiliary agent ash water
Dyeing process Ash water was added in the dye bath. The fabric was soaked into 1) dye bath; 2) alum mordant bath; and 3) iron mordant bath.
Uemura's notes One of the dyeing techniques, which had been used since the 8th century AD. in Japan. The resultant colors are similar whether dyed with leaves, bark, or small branches from the tree. "".
Uemura's date Kyoto Murasakino