2016
06.22

RICE FIELDS

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ET AT RICE FIELD

FOTO ESSAY #2 RICE FIELDS:

Rice here as in many other parts of the world is sacred.  Indonesian rice is considered superior to other rice, which is also cultivated.  It takes 5 months between planting and harvest, whereas the “other” rice only takes 3 months.  That’s what I learned today.  Rice takes communities to plant and harvest and it is a staple food.  Rice takes water  another life-giving force and it is not surprising that water sources and rice fields around here both are always lined with deities carved in stone.  At times, statues tower in the middle of rice fields and everywhere the small, hand-made, perishable offerings are found. Rice fields and particularly rice terraces make for spectacular scenery.  I hope some of this comes across in these images.

 

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  1. It comes across perfectly Elisabeth!