Figures spinning and weaving

Painting on parchment depicting four figures in traditional dress engaged in weaving and spinning. Clockwise from top left: a woman with braided hair winds cotton warp threads between two wooden posts; a man using a wooden loom weaves lengths of cotton cloth; a woman with neck tattoos spins cotton on a simple spindle, in front of her is a traditional footed basket with spools of cotton; a seated woman cards or teases cotton.

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