Rice Harvest

I Wayan Dampuk (b. 1934, Ubud)
Rice Harvest

“Every member of the village has the right to help in the harvest of any piece of land. The rice is harvested with a finger knife or ani-ani, the penicles being cut one by one. For their work the harvesters receive a share of the rice they harvsted, usually between one seventh (pituin) and one tenth (nasen), depending on their relationship to the land owner. A harvest offering dedicated to Dewi Sri is placed in the field during harvest time and later in granary. Dewi Sri is the Rice Goddess.”

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