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Two women weaving silk on looms

von Stillfried-Ratenicz, Franz, 1881, Photograph
Two women weaving silk on looms
Two women weaving silk on looms
Two women weaving silk on looms
Category
Library Item
Item no
15118
Title
Two women weaving silk on looms
Description
Two Japanese women are weaving material on looms. The one on the left is wearing a blue lined kimono and the woman on the right wears a white one with blue cranes on it. They both have their sleeves tied up in order to work confortably. The woman on the left also wears white tabi socks.
The woman on the right is using a jibata handloom and the woman on the left a takahata weaving apparatus. They are both working in front of painted screens decorated with flowers and other vegetal motifs.

It is difficult to determinate whether the photograph was taken indoors or outdoors; it was probably taken in a factory or in a large building, considering the size of the looms.

Clothes have been piled next to the woman on the left; this indicates that they are probably weaving this kind of fabrics.
Date
1881
Size
19.5 x 24 cm
Type
Location
Art and Design Library