A dyer stirs multiple skeins in one of the vats with a long stick. A long-handled sieve for retrieving skeins rests beside him. Outside we can see long rinsing trays, most likely next to a river.
In the second image, fabric dyers reel lengths of fabric over large reels in both square and round tubs. Skeins are also dyed in this house, and can be seen hanging from dollies and racks on the walls. The tubs to the right have ledges overhanging them, upon with the skeins can be placed before dyeing and while waiting to be wrung. Buckets, barrels and long-handled sieves are also found in this dyehouse, as is a large tub of running water to the front left, used to fill the vats and rinsing tubs. Barrels of dyestuffs are shown to the rear.
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