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10. Women trading in early morning (Ilakaka)

Women trading in early morning (Ilakaka)
Women also participate in the buying and selling of sapphires, though to a lesser degree than men. Often women deal exclusively with lower quality small sapphires, which they buy individually from miners and then resell by weight to larger buyers. They are most prominent in the early morning when women buyers line the streets of Ilakaka to do their business.