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01. making a flat sieve (Andranodambo)

Making a Flat Sieve (Andranodambo)
The tools used by artisanal miners are of two kinds: adaptations of common household and agricultural instruments (such as hoes (angady) buckets (siao) or twine (tady or taly) or simple hand-made tools constructed of readily available materials. This man is nailing holes into a sheet of roofing tin, which will then be attached to a rectangular frame, thus creating a flat sieve (sivana or tarara).