Entire piece is put into dye bath where it must remain for a minimum of one hour. The piece must be well stirred in the bath to produce even dyeing. A good rule is: the closer the knots, the greater stirring needed.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.