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Aikuma Japanese Dyes

Kariyasu (Japanese silver grass, Miscanthus)

Kariyasu (Japanese silver grass, Miscanthus)

Regular price $139.00 TWD
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Amount used
Same weight as the fabric

A perennial grass of the Poaceae family and a member of the Miscanthus Sinensis family. It grows to about 1 m tall and produces seeds in autumn. 
When dried, the leaves turn yellow and have been used as a yellow dye since ancient times. It was also used for common people's clothes in the Nara period (710-794). Because of its relatively good fastness to sunlight, it has also been used for green dyeing in combination with indigo.

Dyeing method
Boil in boiling water for 15 minutes, then strain and use.

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