|This is the "rice pounder". Two women step on one end and let the other end fall onto the rice.|
The outer brown husk is cracked off, revealing the white rice.
Each batch is pounded for about 10 - 15 minutes. Then, the batch is placed onto a weaved basket ...where the women sift out the husk from the white rice.
This process is repeated several times until all the husks are removed, leaving only white rice.
|They did this before every meal!! Starting at 4 am.|
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