Manioc Preparation, Kachao, Senegambia, 18th cent.


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Image Reference
LCP-38

Source
M. De La Harpe, Abrége de l'histoire générale des voyages (Paris, 1780), vol. 2, facing p. 99. (Copy in Library Company of Philadelphia)

Comments
Caption, "Negres de Kachao et de Bissao, qui préparent le manioc". Above: 1. "Negre que ratisse la racine de manioc" (Negro scraping the manioc root); 2. "Negre que la rape" (Negro who grates it ); 3. "Negre qui la sasse" (Negro who sifts it ); 4. "pressoir pour la farine en sacs" (press for the flour in bags ); 5. "Negre que fait cuire la patte" (Negro who is cooking the cassava bread). Kachao a town and a Portuguese colony, today's Bissau. See also image reference 2-090 on this website.