Ragi is a type of millet that is grown and eaten in Karnataka State. (Has anyone had ragi balls?). It grows to the height of rice plants, and is harvested in much the same way. The seeds are threshed with a bullock-drawn grinding stone, then winnowed by hand: one person releasing the grain and husks from above the head, another brushing away the husks that fall lee-ward.

Ragi harvesting along the long way to Thumkur, February 13, 2005.
Ragi HarvestingThreshing with BullsPreparing to WinnowWinnowingSweeping the HusksWinnowed Grain


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