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The production of net bags is known and performed by all women, though the knowledge of dyeing is limited to a few. Some women are renowned for their artistic skill. Division of Labo. In subsistence activities there exists a more or less strict division of labor. Men fell the trees and clear -the land for new gardens. Then they fence it off, sometimes assisted by women. Men plant all varieties of yams; later women plant taro between the yam mounds. Weeding the gardens as many as six times before harvest-is done exclusively by women.
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