Josh Heikkila video: Threshing millet
This video accompanied mission worker Josh Heikkila's letter in December, 2010.
Threshing millet, first by beating it with a wooden pestle on the hardened ground, and then by pouring it from a calabash at shoulder height to one on the ground, which allows the wind to blow away the chaff. This is a job usually performed by adolescent girls and young women. Millet is the staple grain of Niger.
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