|KEY WORD : art history / paintings|
|Also kuri 皀. A shade of black or dark grey. A dye of this colour is made from tannin found in the oak tree Quercus Acutissima, and used with an iron or lye mordant. Kuri-iro dyed clothes are thought to have been worn by low ranks in society, and are mentioned as early as the 8c in the NIHONSHOKI 日本書紀.|
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