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‘Tungguk tembakau’ ritual

  • A tobacco plantation in the foothills of Mt. Merbabu in Senden village, Selo district, Boyolali regency. The wet dry season has caused the harvesting season to be postponed almost a month. JP/Alb Magnus Kus Hendratmo

    A tobacco plantation in the foothills of Mt. Merbabu in Senden village, Selo district, Boyolali regency. The wet dry season has caused the harvesting season to be postponed almost a month. JP/Alb Magnus Kus Hendratmo

  • Residents of Senden village, Selo, Boyolali, feast together and hold a traditional ceremony before harvesting tobacco. JP/Alb Magnus Kus Hendratmo

    Residents of Senden village, Selo, Boyolali, feast together and hold a traditional ceremony before harvesting tobacco. JP/Alb Magnus Kus Hendratmo

  • Farmers in Boyolali carry a small pile of tobacco leaves to be symbolically blessed before the harvesting process. JP/Alb Magnus Kus Hendratmo

    Farmers in Boyolali carry a small pile of tobacco leaves to be symbolically blessed before the harvesting process. JP/Alb Magnus Kus Hendratmo

  • Farmers and villagers feast together in Boyolali and pray for a good harvest and good prices. JP/Alb Magnus Kus Hendratmo

    Farmers and villagers feast together in Boyolali and pray for a good harvest and good prices. JP/Alb Magnus Kus Hendratmo

  • Two prominent figures pray before the start of the harvesting process. JP/Alb Magnus Kus Hendratmo

    Two prominent figures pray before the start of the harvesting process. JP/Alb Magnus Kus Hendratmo

  • Offerings symbolize welfare as a result of the plantation. JP/Alb Magnus Kus Hendratmo

    Offerings symbolize welfare as a result of the plantation. JP/Alb Magnus Kus Hendratmo

  • A big, green tobacco leaf is a symbol of the great harvest this year. JP/Alb Magnus Kus Hendratmo

    A big, green tobacco leaf is a symbol of the great harvest this year. JP/Alb Magnus Kus Hendratmo

  • The leaves from the bottom part of the plants will not be chopped and will be sold at a cheaper price of about Rp 10,000 per kilogram. JP/Alb Magnus Kus Hendratmo

    The leaves from the bottom part of the plants will not be chopped and will be sold at a cheaper price of about Rp 10,000 per kilogram. JP/Alb Magnus Kus Hendratmo

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