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Cultivated silkworms are graded. Chinese silk painting, c1650-1726


Cultivated silkworms are graded. Chinese silk painting, c1650-1726


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Cultivated silkworms are graded. Chinese silk painting, c1650-1726

CHINA: SILK PRODUCTION.
Cultivated silkworms are graded. Chinese silk painting, c1650-1726

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This print showcases the intricate process of silk production in ancient China. Dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries, this Chinese silk painting captures a pivotal moment as cultivated silkworms are being carefully graded by skilled workers. The attention to detail is evident as women meticulously inspect each silkworm, ensuring only the finest quality fibers are used. The vibrant colors and delicate brushstrokes of this artwork transport us back in time, allowing us to witness firsthand the dedication and craftsmanship involved in creating luxurious silk fabrics. It serves as a testament to China's rich history and expertise in sericulture. Silk production was an integral part of Chinese culture, representing wealth, status, and refinement. This painting not only highlights the labor-intensive nature of silk cultivation but also pays homage to the countless women who played a crucial role in its creation. As we gaze at this remarkable piece from Granger Art on Demand's Carousel Collection, we cannot help but marvel at how these ancient techniques have shaped our modern understanding of luxury textiles. It reminds us that behind every exquisite garment lies a story woven with passion and skill.

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