picture (art)

Painting in ink and water colour on paper. One of fifteen scenes depicting various stages in the culture of silk worms and the production of silk and silk textiles. Two seated women are weaving inside a wooden pavilion with a tiled roof. The woman on the left sits in front of a pit loom weaving red patterned brocade. The women seated on the right appears to be assisting in the weaving process. Outside the pavilion an old woman feeds a young child a piece of cake. Another woman holds the child's hand as well as a tea set. Water, rocks and bamboo groves in left corner of picture. The number 131/15 appears on the reverse, probably an auction number. No glass mount. Artist unknown. Copied after Jiao Bingzhen's rendition of "Gengzhitu" (Illustrations of Tilling and Weaving), who was a court artist, active 1680-1720.

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