National Geographic : 1950 Feb
© National Geographic Society 148 Kodachorme byJ.Baylor Roberts "Why Flail the Rice? Rake It Out in the Road and Let the Traffic Thresh It!" So Reasons This Farmer Near Taipei Cars, buses, trucks on the concrete road all serve as threshing machines. Every wheel removes grains, and the rush of air from fast-moving vehicles blows away some of the chaff. While his wife winnows, he turns the pile and sweeps up stray grains. Volcano-shaped hats are made from ahusklike part ofthe bamboo tree.