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織絲景全圖

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Title:
織絲景全圖
Alternate Title:
Zhi si jing quan tu
Abbreviated Title:
Story of silk
Picture story of silkworm and raw silk
Creator:
幼亭氏
Youtingshi
Place of Publication:
[S.l.]
Publisher:
[s.n.]
Publication Date:
Language:
English
Chinese
Physical Description:
1 v. : colour illustrations ; 19 cm.

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Painting, Chinese ( lcsh )
Silk weaving -- China ( lcsh )
中国画
丝织 -- 中国
中國畫
絲織 -- 中國
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- China
亞洲 -- 中國
亚洲 -- 中国
Coordinates:
35 x 103

Notes

General Note:
Other copy held by: John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., USA)
General Note:
LCNAF : Youtingshi : URI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr95023164

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SOAS University of London
Holding Location:
SOAS, University of London
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EF.c.901.s.82 /908804 ( SOAS classmark )
673454 ( Aleph )

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PICTURE STORY OF
SILKWORM AND
RAW SILK


THE STORY OF SILK
Silkworm ]aid eggs normally hatch
in march or April at the time
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when mulberry threes were bearing
forth their leaves. x

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Leaves of ths wite mulberry
trees are needed in a great abundance,
for the tiny silk worms will increase
into five thousand times by their
original weight.




In the final larval stage the
worms are carefully watched for
signs that they are ready to spin
silk.
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The spinning larval are given
space on a bamboo frame which
provides a firm support for fastening
and weaving a good cocoon.


After only a few days the
cocoons must be carefully scrted as
to color and quality of silk


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When the silk is reeled off
into skeins it is throughly washed
to free st from all the gum,

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Next the cocoons are put
through a boiling process which
kills the pupa and loosens the
filaments of silk.
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These skeins when dried are
known as raw silk, and it is m
this state that it is exported

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Formerly the making of silk
thread was a home of industry.
As many as twenty filaments may
go into a single thread.


China's beautiful silks brocades
and gauzes have been centuries
for produced on looms in rural
homes.




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' .c. to C s f PICTURE STORY OF -SILKWORM AND RAW SILK

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I l 'THE STORY 0 F SILK Silkworm eggs norma)ly hatJ'h in march or -April at the time---vv-hen mulberry threes were bearing forth their Ieares. rdl X I 1f !Jt] :I! m Wt it 'if u + -m ft-. ;A -_ij JE 1it. p_g F)

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Leaves of wite mulberry trees are needed in-a great abundance, for the tiny silk worms will increase into Jhousand times by their original weight. --x a -JL =t )I* z I z ijf 1t fi M! R -Jt \.._

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l n the final larval stage the worms are tarefl)lly w9tched signs that they., ate ready to silk. for sptn

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The. s:pin ning larval are given space on a barnboo frame which provides a f irn:t1 sur_pott fastening and weav t n g fl good cocoon.

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After Ot:l-ly a few days ,ihe --eoc
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When the silk is reeled off inlo ske ins it is washed to free st from atl the gunJ.

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Next the coco ons are put through kills the pupa ancf the fila-ments of silk.

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'fhese skeins when llried are I known silk. and it as raw 1n this state that it exported. -rs

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F OJ:merly the making of silk thread was ahome of industry. As many as -twenty may go into a single thread,._ fflk :r il. z 1nl lfl 1i fn_ 'fm it R --.fflt --'-11 *l z. A!

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China's beautiful silks brocadd \ and gauzes h 've been centUries for on-Ioon1s in rttral homes.