Ethnoecology of the Tsou Peoples: Millet cropping II; (I)    

A woman using a bamboo rake to prepare the fields for seeding. Saviki Village.




The rope clapper to drive the birds away and a watch stand in a field of ripened Italian millet. Tapangu Village.


An amulet  made of silver-grass leaves is put on the pathway to keep evil spirits away after the first crop of millet spikes are harvested. Mamahavana Village.


From Segawa's Ethnography, Courtesy of the
SMC Publishing

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