Harvesting Tool ( Gamolang di Paque ?)

"These knives are used for cutting the rice. The rice is cut on the stalk about twelve inches long. It is then tied up in bundles and left in the sun to dry: after which it is pounded out either
in a trough or a large wooden mortar. During rice cutting time as well as rice planting time the work is generally accelerated by a man or two playing guitars for the workers. At times even a full orchestra assists. The Filipinos are great lovers of music" (Nathorst) (Catalogue)

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