1843 Chinese silk silkworm manufacture

1843 Chinese silk silkworm manufacture

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Credit: PAUL D STEWART/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: "Feeding Silkworms and Sorting the Cocoons" engraved by A.Willmore after a picture by Thomas Allom, published in China Illustrated, 1843. Steel engraved print with later hand colouring. Silk production has been a mainstay of the traditional Chinese economy for thousands of years.

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Keywords: 1800s, 19th century, allom, bombyx mori, chinese, cloth, cocoon, color, colour, feeding, fibre, natural, production, rearing, silk, silkworm, silkworms, sorting, thread, trade, willmore, worm

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