19 February 2013
A Step Back in Time (8) 1959- Winnowing Rice
The Southeast Asia Digital Library holds a fascinating collection of photographs from the region. In this photo from 1959 Yeii Nehm can be seen winnowing rice.
Winnowing is the process of removing the chaff from the grains. The simple winnowing method above uses the breeze to blow away the lighter chaff.
Permission has been given by the rights-holder, Northern Illinois University, to reproduce this image
Title: Yeii Nehm Winnowing
Creator: Ebihara, May Mayko
Description: Svay, Kandal Province, Cambodia.
Description: This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Libraries - Southeast Asia Digital Library (http://sea.lib.niu.edu)
Publisher The May Ebihara Collection
Contributor: The May Ebihara Collection, Northern Illinois University
Source: The May Ebihara Collection: Ethnographic Research in Rural Community, 1950-1995.
Rights: Ebihara, May Mayko
Belongs to the Collection: The May Ebihara Collection: Ethnographic Research in Rural Community, 1959-1995.