Drying silkworm cocoons

Drying silkworm cocoons

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Credit: Universal History Archive/UIG/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Man drying silkworm cocoons over a charcoal pan surrounded by bamboo screeen and using blanket and fan to regulate draught. Chinese tempera painting on rice paper (19th century).

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Keywords: 1800s, 19th century, artwork, bombyx, chinese, cocoons, drying, historical, history, illustration, insects, material, silk, silkworms, textile

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