Comments - Interesting triptych depicting a princess watching women processing cotton. She stands in the center wearing an elegant red kimono, smiling as she observes them at work. At right, a seated woman runs cotton through a set of rollers to remove the seeds, while a beauty stretches the fibers into floss over a rounded lacquer form. In the center, a woman sews a kimono, while her companion at left uses a wheel to spin the cotton into thread. At upper left, a woman with a comb slipping loose from her hair weaves at a loom, a shuttle in one hand. Cherry blossoms frame a view of a lake and gardens beyond, providing an attractive setting. A wonderfully detailed image of a rarely seen subject, with embossing on the pale pink kimono and the white kimono trim, and burnishing on the black collars.
Artist - Kunichika (1835 - 1900)
Image Size - 14" x 27 1/8"
Condition - Nice color and detail. Backed with paper. Light horizontal line where backing papers meet, slight curling at sides.
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