The Silk Cord Makers.
University of Otago Library Special Collections - DS 705 BU35 1813
London : J.J. StockdAle
"The figures represented ... are engaged in manufacturing silk-twist by a very different mode to that adopted by Europeans. Their machinery is not horizontal, but vertical. The threads are extended round a truncated cone. The females who twist cotton roll the threads very adroitly on a curved tile, which is placed on their knees, with the convex side uppermost. ... SIlk-twist is, among other things, used in the binding of books; and silk-cord is used to strangle the criminals who are condemned to undergo that punishment. (Breton, 1813, v. II, p. 84-85).
Breton, (Jean Baptiste Joseph)
China: Its Costume, Arts, Manufactures etc. / edited principally from the originals in the cabinet of the late M. Bertin, with observations explanatory, historical and literary by M. Breton ; translated from the French. 3rd ed. (London: Printed for J. J. Stockdale, 1813), p. 46.
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China: Its Costume, Arts, Manufactures &c.
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