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Photography of Homer L. Shantz

Preparation of flour

Contributor: 
The University of Arizona Herbarium
Creator: 
Homer Leroy Shantz
Description: 
Shows manihot in all stages of manufacture. Plants grow at side of cottage - roots in fore are picked then placed in a large clay pot and covered with water. Here it ferments for 3 days. It is then sundried and pounded in the mortar (here made from a ficus tree) and by the aid of baskets sifted to fine flour. Women do all the work on manihot. (But I have seen men carry water here at Nyanza.) [Shantz travel journal, Feb. 27, 1920]
Format: 
image/jpeg
Language: 
English
Title: 
azu_shantz_19200227_37597_m
Created: 
1920-02-27
City: 
Nyanza
City Then: 
Nyanza
Continent: 
Africa
Country: 
Tanzania
Country Then: 
Tanganyika
Is this item in the public domain?: 
No