Chinese trackers eating rice with chopsticks, 18th century. Trackers towed junks and boats on rivers and wore boards on their chests to protect from rope burn. They wore long pigtails or pien-za tied around their heads.Journaliers prenant leur repas. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by William Alexander from J-B. Eyries’ La Chine: Costumes, Moeurs et Usages des Chinois, China: Costumes, Manners and Mores of the Chinese, Librairie de Gide Fils, Paris, 1822. Jean-Baptiste Eyries (1767-1846) was a French geographer, author and translator.
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