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Figure 186. Poster: Nigerian woman flailing rice

This Nigerian woman also used a table-like structure to thresh her rice, but she used no flail.  She simply beat the stalks of rice against the structure and the grains of rice fell through to a sheet on the ground.  Though the Mars Bluff rice growers used a variety of methods, no one at Mars Bluff used this method of threshing. (“Recommended Practices for Swamp Rice Production” [Samaru, Zaria, Nigeria: Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services, Ahmadu Bello University, 1981])  (Poster by Amelia Vernon, donated 1998.)  
Nigerian Woman Flailing Rice

thresh with mat


Copyright Amelia Wallace Vernon. All rights reserved, 1998. Revised, 2007.