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The wheat harvest in the small village of Shingkhey, Bhutan, now in full swing, is assigned to the women. They take two long, dowel-like sticks, pinch a fistful of wheat heads between them, and then pull up, snapping off the heads. For long-term storage, they cut the stalks down, bind them into sheaves, and store them in the attic. It is threshed little by little, as the family needs it. Published in Material World: A Global Family Portrait, page 75.

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The wheat harvest in the small village of Shingkhey, Bhutan, now in full swing, is assigned to the women. They take two long, dowel-like sticks, pinch a fistful of wheat heads between them, and then pull up, snapping off the heads. For long-term storage, they cut the stalks down, bind them into sheaves, and store them in the attic. It is threshed little by little, as the family needs it. Published in Material World: A Global Family Portrait, page 75.