Sixteenth-century (Ming dynasty) painting from the novel Chin P'ing Mei (The Golden Lotus).
The Joy of Sex, by Alex Comfort, M.B., Ph.D., pg. 183.
Although we can observe in this scene an assistant tugging at the branch of the tree, I have seen accounts which describe the wind being the source of the suspended woman's motion and the role of the assistant being to catch her when she faints from exhaustion.
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