Monday, September 17, 2007

Aerial Act


It's Ramadan and this year date season is right on time. Dates are the traditional food with which one breaks the fast, and it's perfect to have them literally dropping off the trees. But most dates are harvested by men who climb up the palms and cut the branches full of ripe dates and then lower them to the ground in the round baskets that are themselves woven from the leaves of the date palm.

2 comments:

Vie Lipowski said...

Very interesting to see how high they could climb up.

Ian Hamzah said...

Wow, it must be very old date trees then. A wonderful shot, Marianne.