Woman making cloth, Sandwich Islands, 1817-1820.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Woman making cloth, Sandwich Islands, 1817-1820.

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View of the houses of Kraimokou the king's prime minister, in the Sandwich Islands, now Hawaii, part of the USA. The woman on the right is beating the woven fabric with a club. Illustration from 'Voyage autour du monde: entrepris par ordre du Roi...execute sur les corvettes de S M l'Uranie et la Physicienne pendant les annees 1817, 1818, 1819 et 1820 / par Louis de Freycinet'. This work, by Louis Claude Desaulses de Freycinet (1779-1842), was an account of a French voyage round the world between 1817 and 1820, and was published in Paris between 1824 and 1844.

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