Rice: Growing

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Interview Three. On Harvesting.

The rice is piled up, trodden down and carried.
Only men can do this and not women.
So the rice is brought to the house?
Then the rice is dried for three days.
Then it is stacked, have you seen this? Yes I have.
Men are needed to stack it. Women gather it together.
In the fields or by the house? In the fields.
Do you use an ox for threshing? Yes.
Men shake out the rice.
Oxen then tread down the straw.
Then it is put in sacks and brought to the house.
Then the harvesting is over.

Dilmaya Gurung explains the harvesting process, speaking in the Tamu (Gurung) language [3.4 MB]

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