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  rice threshing

 

Thailand

Rice threshing by using a tool known as mai faad khao. It consists of a set of wooden sticks connected by a piece of rope, used like large pincers to grab bundles of rice, in order to beat (trash) them and make the grains fall from the ears of the paddy (fig.). Both these men are wearing traditional kaangkaeng le, a comfortable pair of trousers known as fisherman pants, but also called elephant leg pants (fig.).

See also POSTAGE STAMPS (1) and (2).