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.”


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s