Gathering Silkworm Cocoons and Winding Thread, 1877

by Kuniaki II (1835 - 1888)

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Gathering Silkworm Cocoons and Winding Thread, 1877 by Kuniaki II (1835 - 1888)

Original Kuniaki II (1835 - 1888) Japanese Woodblock Print
Gathering Silkworm Cocoons and Winding Thread, 1877

Comments - Attractive depiction of the ladies of the Imperial Palace engaged in sericulture, the process of raising silkworms to produce silk. At lower right, a beauty plucks silkworm cocoons from branches, filling baskets on the floor nearby. At bottom left, women drop the cocoons in boiling water to release the silk, winding the thread onto spools. At upper left, mulberry leaves are scattered across trays of silkworms for them to feed on. The room opens onto a view of a pond framed by blossoming cherry trees. A handsome scene, nicely detailed and vibrantly colored, with embossing on the white kimono and the spools of thread.

Artist - Kuniaki II (1835 - 1888)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Small tear at edge, tiny loss at corner, repaired. Creasing, slight soiling, marks near top edge. Please see photos for details.

Gathering Silkworm Cocoons and Winding Thread, 1877 by Kuniaki II (1835 - 1888)
Gathering Silkworm Cocoons and Winding Thread, 1877 by Kuniaki II (1835 - 1888)

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