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Illustrations of the rice industry

view Illustrations of the rice industry digital asset number 1
Physical description:
10 15 to 17 x 25 cm sheets
Culture:
Chinese rice industry
Type:
Archival materials
Notes:
Exchanged by Foster Jennings, August 20, 1893. Transferred from the artifactual collection by Chang-su Houchins, August 1986.
Polychrome paintings on rice paper
Summary:
The following are descriptions of the pictures that are copied from an accompanying sheet: harvesting rice--the cycles in the farmers' hands are made of iron and palm wood; carrying sheaves of rice to be thrashed; threshing rice--the flail used is made of palm wood and bamboo; sweeping the rice grain together in order to have it sifted; sifting the rice--the woman represented uses a wooden dipper in order to put a small amount of rice in a hulling mill at a time; bolting the rice flour; showing samples to customer; selling rice shoots to commission merchant; a rice merchant and his attendant; carrying rice to be weighed.
Cite as:
Manuscript 7421, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Local number:
NAA MS 7421
NAA INV 10000081
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_1141

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