Weaving Silk and Presenting Cloth to the Emperor and Empress

by Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882)

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Weaving Silk and Presenting Cloth to the Emperor and Empress by Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882)

Original Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882) Japanese Woodblock Print
Weaving Silk and Presenting Cloth to the Emperor and Empress

Series; Sericulture, 1879

Sericulture - Handsome design from Chikashige's 1879 series "Sericulture" depicting upper-class beauties involved in raising silkworms to produce silk. Subjects include feeding the silkworms mulberry leaves, plucking and boiling the cocoons to release the silk thread, and weaving cloth. The women wear white kimono with an embossed geometric pattern tucked into full red pants, sleeves tied out of the way with sashes. These attractive designs are nicely detailed and vibrantly colored. An interesting look at the art of sericulture.

Artist - Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882)

Image Size - 14" x 9 3/8" + left margin as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Horizontal centerfold. Wrinkling, creasing, rippling, slight soiling. Please see photos for details.

Weaving Silk and Presenting Cloth to the Emperor and Empress by Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882)
Weaving Silk and Presenting Cloth to the Emperor and Empress by Chikashige (active circa 1869 - 1882)

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