Silk Industry in Japan


Silk Industry in Japan-Little Cocoons

A Tray Full of Squirming Worms – The Silent Toilers Who Clothe the Nation in Silk, Japan

Picking Special Mulberry Leaves for Infant Silk Worms, Japan

Making Nests for the Silk Worm –
In a Few Days He Will Have Spun about Himself a Wonderful Garment of Pure Silk, Japan

Seidenwurm Kokons in ihren Nestern –
Die schweigsamen Arbeiter haben ihr Spinnen beendigt
und die Kokons sind für die Seidenfabrikanten fertig, Japan

Reeling Silk from Cocoons, Japan

»The single fiber as it leaves the cocoon is almost infinitesimal; it is not wound singly on the reel. From 8 to 15 threads from as many cocoons are combined in a single thread for the reel. This is done, where modern appliances have been introduced, by passing the numerous fibers through perforated agates a few inches above the vessel that contains the cocoons, and thence upward over the guide-eyes to the reel. The traverse moves horizontally from side to side, distributing the thread over the reel in a broad skein. The natural gum of the silk sticks the thread together – both the dozen or more cocoon fibers that constitute a thread, and also the thread that make the skein.

The fine thread from the cocoon is slightly thicker in the more compact part, but it diminishes again towards the center of the ball and finally becomes too slight to endure the strain of reeling. The explanation of this weakness is that one of the worm’s silk glands became exhausted before the other and the cocoon was finished with one-half supply.

If a thread breaks or a cocoon runs empty, the reeler takes up the thread or takes a fresh cocoon, and unites it with the running thread by a deft movement of the fingers.«

Copyright 1905 by Keystone View Company

(alle Bildunterschriften und Texte sind den Vorder- bzw. Rückseiten der Stereokarten entnommen)

As Precious as Gold – Weighing Raw Silk on Delicate Scales, Japan

Drying Room of the Extensive Silk Weaving Plant of the Kirju Orimonokaisha, Kirju, Japan

Ein stereoskopischer Ein-Blick in die Welt um 1900 …  (wird fortgesetzt)

(alle Bildunterschriften und Texte sind den Vorder- bzw. Rückseiten der Stereokarten entnommen)

Private Collection / Private Sammlung

➢ antike Stereokarten & anaglyphe Bilder

➢ … ein Blick auf »Stereokarten«

➢ Ein »Weltspiegel« um 1900

Pfeil senkrecht nach obenAbstand senkrecht 600 2



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