Skip to main content Skip to search
31 Jan 2012
30 sec
Video Overview

(F2080)

Harvesting rice in lines.

On the slopes above and below groups of men and boys, and a few girls of Shoupa's family were cutting the rice. The harvesters cut sheaves of rice-stalks and left them on the ground to be picked up by small boys who in turn carried them to the threshing hut. The reapers worked in lines or semi-circles, shouting as they proceeded with surprising speed. The effect was almost that of a machine, and plots of high waving rice-plants were suddenly reduced to bare ground where only the large leaves of taro plants emerged from heaps of cut rice-stalks.

Author: Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf

Date: 1970-08-29

Harvesting rice at Wakching.