Silkworm Cultivation: Stage number Seven (kaiko no tane o ? zu)
Date: ca. 1798-1800
The 12 pictures of this series show the stages in sericulture, silkworm cultivation, traditionally considered the purview of women. The color scheme of this series focuses on purple (in purple picture style murasaki-e), avoiding red. This print, the 7th of the series, shows the stage of the metamophosis, when the winged moth stage silkworms are used to lay eggs. The text explains the specific stage in more detail.
Publisher: Tsuruya Kiemon
Condition: Excellent color. Very good impression and condition. Large sheet.
Inventory Number: UTA034