Chinese paintings describing stages of sericulture, Smithsonian Institution. Photos are not sharply focused except at the center due to the angle of displays and glass.

Farmers collect silkworm cocoons from mulberry trees.
Workers clean the cocoons.
A smaller roller is used to extract silk from the cocoon.
A larger wheel is also used.
It looks like the beginning of a big business.
A silk loom
Quality control in ancient times.
It looks like a Thanksgiving ceremoney plus ancestor worship.
a final product.