On the first level note that the tree is cut Each head is as if it is two-faced. Yet they are one, all together in the gossip circle, young/old, all of them. Look! Their hands also speak, not only the tongue twists the story.
Their heads go up and down as they speak to each other, just like musical notes, to the rhythm and tone of their voices. Shoulders are painted as if they are all just one unbroken figure. Their sameness of mindset makes them feel powerful, encourages and entertains them.
None of these figures look happy; they are bored and have nothing to do.
My mother, who is a tapestry weaver, really liked this painting. She made a beautiful tapestry based on it that is just the same size as the original. It is included here.