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Original Meiji era Japanese Woodblock Print
Beauties Raising Silkworms
Comments - Charming scene of beauties raising silkworms. In the foreground, three women are busy plucking cocoons from small branches and placing them in baskets. Above, a beauty feeds silkworms by scattering chopped mulberry leaves over a tray. At left, an alcove holds a scroll depicting the patron gods of sericulture, with an offering tray below piled with silkworm cocoons. Nicely detailed.
Artist - Meiji era artist (not read) Image Size - 13 3/8" x 9" + margins as shown Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Horizontal folds. Small hole, repaired. A few creases. Please see photos for details. Good overall.