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Boiling silkworm cocoons. Chinese silk painting, c1650-1726


Boiling silkworm cocoons. Chinese silk painting, c1650-1726


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Boiling silkworm cocoons. Chinese silk painting, c1650-1726

CHINA: SILK PRODUCTION.
Boiling silkworm cocoons. Chinese silk painting, c1650-1726

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This print titled "Boiling silkworm cocoons" showcases a Chinese silk painting from the 17th to 18th century, depicting an essential step in China's silk production. The artwork beautifully captures the labor-intensive process of boiling silkworm cocoons to extract the precious silk threads. In this scene, men and women can be seen diligently tending to a large cauldron set over a roaring fire. Their focused expressions reveal their expertise and dedication to their craft. The vibrant colors used in the painting bring life to the bustling work environment. The artist skillfully portrays every detail, from the billowing smoke rising above the cauldron to each individual cocoon floating in the boiling water. This attention to detail highlights not only the technical aspects of silk production but also its cultural significance in ancient China. Through this artwork, we are transported back in time and given a glimpse into an important industry that played a crucial role in shaping Chinese history and trade relations with other nations. It serves as a reminder of how human ingenuity has allowed us to harness nature's resources for centuries. Granger Art on Demand presents this remarkable piece as part of their Carousel Collection by Bradley Smith, showcasing historical moments captured through artistry.

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