Sugi (Japanese Red Cedar) - top (23 T)

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Museum number 23
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 1st shelf
Sample location top (23 T)
Fiber type cotton
Color light brown
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 杦 : Sugi
Dye (English common name) Japanese Red Cedar
Dyestuff (botanical name) Cryptomeria japonica (L.f.) D.Don
Plant part tree /dried
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant iron
Other auxiliary agent ash water
Uemura's notes It was difficult to achieve the deeper depth of shade. Mordanting only with ash water would not let the dye compound absorb and fix to the fibers.
Uemura's date Kyoto