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Some girls arriving from the fields with laden back-baskets paused to talk to their friends. I tested the weight of their baskets and guessed them to be between forty and sixty pounds. For such a weight the basket is supported from a wide woven band across the girl’s forehead.
At this time of year, while transplanting rice, the unmarried girls look particularly fine because such displays are believed to please the natural forces which control the richness of a harvest.