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Modo di fare il Pane chiamato Casave
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fold-out plate; vol. 2, following p. 304
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24.5 cm. cm.
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Native American women process cassava or manioc. Three women pound the manioc, one sits on a limb which extracts liquid from woven sack, another grates the tubers into a tub. The cakes of expressed manioc are baked over a fire. Also includes dwellings, grill, and mortar and pestles.
Gilii, Filippo Salvadore, 1721-1789
Saggio di storia americana o Sia storia naturale, civile, e sacra de regni, e delle provincie spagnuole di terra-ferma nell'America meridionale ... Tomo II
Source place of publication:
Per Luigi Perego erede Salvioni stampator Vaticano nella Sapienza
To process manioc the roots were grated and pounded into a pulp which was put into long cylinders made of woven plant fibers. Each tube was hung with a heavy weight at the bottom, which compressed the pulp and expressed the poisonous juice. The pulp could then be removed, washed and roasted, rendering it safe to eat.
Acquired before 1870.
Owner and copyright:
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
Indians of South America--Orinoco River Valley (Venezuela and Colombia)