MS 7421 Illustrations of the rice industry
Portions of this collection are digitized

Collection ID:
Physical Description:
10 Sheets
15 to 17 x 25 cm

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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.

Custodial History
Exchanged by Foster Jennings, August 20, 1893. Transferred from the artifactual collection by Chang-su Houchins, August 1986.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7421
NAA INV 10000081

Local Note
Local Note
Polychrome paintings on rice paper

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Manuscript 7421, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Chinese -- rice industry Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland 20746