Koi (pronounced koui) is a type of pop rice tasting very much like pop corn. The rice is heated in hot sand and once it pops it is laboriously sifted 3 times and carefully cleaned. It is group work with all women working together to ensure the koi is free of sand or rice shells. Different bamboo sifts are used in each part of the process. The sun was shining through the sift making beautiful shadows and I tried recording them on my notebook. The crumpled paper made the shadows into distorted line patterns, a great visual source for textile designs!
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