Momo (Peach) - right (129 R)

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Uemura 06-04-2009 129.jpg

Museum number 129
Uemura number / title ; "Haze-some 25"
Folder location 2nd shelf
Sample location right (129 R)
Fiber type silk
Color olive green brown
Dyestuff (Japanese common name) 桃 : Momo
Dye (English common name) Peach Tree
Dyestuff (botanical name) Amygdalus persica L. (Prunus persica (L.) Batsch ; Persica vulgaris Mill.)
Plant part bark/dried (?)
Dyestuff extraction boiled in water
Auxiliary agent in dye bath -
Mordant iron
Other auxiliary agent -
Uemura's notes What was called "Momo-zome" during the Nara period (710-794 AD) was actually "Momo-iro-zome (=dyeing pink)", and was not reflected in this author's examples. In Kumamoto region, Japan, the wood bark of this plant was said to be used for dyeing. Use of its flowers or leaves as dyestuff would only generate pale colors; and that of its fruit would not any.
Uemura's date Kyoto