Kota Kinabalu, People and Places, Street Photography.

laadu and kikizapan (traditional tools for padi farming)

Posted in Around Kota Kinabalu, Black & white, Cultural Village by 1davidstella on November 18, 2010

 

laadu and kikizapan (traditional tools for padi farming)

The laadu (plough) and kikizapan (contraption for extracting rice) at Monsopiad Cultural Village.

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The “laadu” is made from ironwood (ulin tree) and is pulled by buffalo to loosen the ground. The “kikizapan” is a curious looking contraption made from wood (and metal). Introduced by the Chinese settlers, the name is derived from the Malay word “kipas” which means “fan”. That explains the circular shape on one end of the contraption. It is turned by hand, generating air flow which blows the husks from the padi.

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