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1@Also ebi-iro Š—“¸F or •’“¸F. A reddish -purple dye use in the Asuka and Nara periods, and the name of the colour produced. Ebi is the old name for the grapevine, budou •’“¸, and the dye was originally made from the wild vine, yamabudou ŽR•’“¸, using lye as a mordant. Ebi dye was subdivided into a light and dark shade, and in the Heian period the light shade became generally known as ebi.

2@The name of a colour combination of layered robes used in Heian period, kasane no irome P‚̐F–Ú. The outer fabric of a garment was purple and its lining red, or the outer fabric was dark red and the lining light blue. Worn by both men and women. Ebi also describes a woven fabric which has a red warp and pale-purple weft.
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