Exchanged by Foster Jennings, August 20, 1893. Transferred from the artifactual collection by Chang-su Houchins, August 1986.
Polychrome paintings on rice paper
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.
Manuscript 7421, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland