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.