picture (art)

One of fifteen scenes, painted in watercolours on white paper, depicting various stages in the cultivation of silk worms and the production of silk and silk textiles. Here a pavilion built on stilts stands at the edge of a river. There are six human figures. One is inspecting silk worms in bunches of mulberry leaves hanging in the pavilion. Another looks at silkworms or cocoons on a crcular tray on a table inside the pavilion. The painting is behind glass, which is attached to the card backing with black tape surrounding the picture. 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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