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Selametan Sawah, Pleading for Abundant Harvests

An agrarian community usually has its own way of building good relations with everything related to the environment.

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Samsul, 34, carries offerings of rice wrapped in banana leaf and a bowl of burning incense through his rice field on Monday (17/8/2020), during the Osing tribe’s Selametan Sawah (paddy blessing) in Kemiren village, Banyuwangi, East Java.

An agrarian community usually has its own way of building good relations with everything related to the environment. A notable way is Selametan Sawah or rice field thanksgiving ceremony held by farmers of the indigenous Osing ethnic group of Banyuwangi in Kemiren village, Banyuwangi regency, East Java.

Samsul, 34, a resident of Kemiren village, has seven plots of rice fields and plantations measuring about 60 by 45 meters. Apart from paddy, various plants like pungent bean, mangosteen, string bean, cucumber and peanut are also grown there.

Editor:
Syahnan Rangkuti
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