Sinhalese women picking coffee.

Sinhalese women. Sri Lanka traditional costumes. Femmes cingalaises

Sinhalese women picking coffee. Femmes cingalaises occupées à éplucher du café.

Sinhalese women picking coffee. Sri Lanka 18th c.

Femmes cingalaises occupées à éplucher du café.

The coffee berry, when brought down from the hills, must go through a series of preparations before it is fit to be shipped for Europe. It is skinned by machinery, dried on large platforms near the storehouses, and finally picked by hand. This work is performed in Colombo by hundreds of female native. The Plate represents three Sinhalese girls from 13 to 16 years of age, employed in coffee picking in one of the vast storehouses of Mrs. Worms in Colombo.

Source: Sketches of the inhabitants, animal life and vegetation in the lowlands and high mountains of Ceylon as well as of the submarine near the coast, taken in a diving bell, by the Baron Eugène de Ransonnet. Printed for the author by Gerold & sold by Robert Hardwicke London 192, Piccadilly. 1867.

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