what is this colour?
with an alum mordant it is very similar to gromwell root without the lengthy, complicated dyeing process
it is much grayer than the paper dyed in the same pot
I planned to start winding a warp today but it is difficult to find a combination of colours that is pleasing
maybe just stick it on the back of the shelf?
a little of the gold seems to add some life but that means changing the weave structure
back to the drawing board!
three stylized hollyhock leaves inside a circle was used as the crest (mon) for the Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868)
the yukata seen in this print (1920) by Hashiguchi Goyo, is a good example of the use of the hollyhock design