Woman weaving silk
[ID] 1714  ( ID:1714 )
[Photographer] Kusakabe,Kinbei
[Album] Kusakabe,Kinbei (Album)
[Place] unknown
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 264x202
[Cabinet] 40-48-0
[Keyword] woman

A woman weaves a silk material on a loom. To the right is a spinning wheel. Silk production prospered in Japan after import of silk thread was regulated during the Edo era by means of the thread warifu (quota) system. After that, the silk industry developed into one of the main Japanese exports.