Manioc Preparation, French West Indies, 18th cent.


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Source
Jean Baptiste Labat, Nouveau voyage aux isles de l'Amerique (Paris, 1742), Vol. 1, following p. 396. (Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University)

Comments
Shows enslaved men and women engaged in various phases of preparing manioc flour, including grating and scraping the plant and sifting the flour. Top, center, a woman is baking cassava bread on a griddle, and bottom right shows the press that compresses the flour in bags. See also image 2-090 on this website.