Large original Woodblock Print "(Women) inside the Silk-making House" (Kaiko Kashokufu no zu, 蠺家織婦の図) (Women in the Silk-House) by Sadahide Utagawa (1807- 1873). Signed: "Gyokuran Sadahide ga", 玉蘭貞秀画 .
To be dated with censor-seals Hama Yahei and Magome Kangeyu and the Aratame-seal, in this combination used between 1847 and 1852.
Published by Yamadaya Shorijo.
On a Japanese washi paper, a little wavy.
Size 23.5x33cm. Some vague purple stains. A few small damages repaired.
This is the Left-sheet of the triptych "the Making of Silk", the Sericulture. In the collection of MFA Boston accession number 11.37406a, the triptych under 11.37406a-c.
This sheet depicts these parts of the Sericulture:
-cooking raw silk cocoons.
-sorting silk cocoons.
-(un-threading the cocoons and) winding long threads of silk.
-newly woven silk carried away to the store-houses.
-picking leaves from the tree.
-carrying a bundle of leaves for the silkworms.
-large store-houses, the proof of today's wealth. The cranes in the sky, the promise for future wealth.
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