Zgodnie z art. 13 Rozporządzenia Parlamentu Europejskiego i Rady (UE) z dnia 27 kwietnia 2016 r. w sprawie ochrony osób fizycznych w związku z przetwarzaniem danych i w sprawie swobodnego przepływu takich danych oraz uchylenia dyrektywy 95/46/WE (Dz. Urz. UE L 119 z dnia 04.05.2016 r.) Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku w Warszawie informuje, że:
China, first half of the 20th century, silver.
A miniature sculpture depicting women in traditional Chinese attire at a simple weaving loom.
Despite its small size, the sculpture is extremely precise, and shows great attention to detail. The weaver, although measuring only three centimeters, has marked facial features, a traditional hairstyle made of braids rolled into buns on both sides of the head, she is wearing a long tunic, trousers and tiny shoes, and she holds a miniature weaving shuttle in her right hand.
The loom itself is made of metal beams with a rectangular and round cross-section, and the warp threads are made of thin, twisted wires.
This loom – horizontal, without footrests, with only one heddle – was probably used for weaving colorful silk tapestry called Kesi.
The sculpture is a decorative object. It could have been meant to be a souvenir from China, made for the European market, showing traditional crafts in the homeland of silk.