How Maroons hid rice grains in their hair

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A post by Peter Jordens.

Edith Adjako shows how her Surinamese-Maroon ancestors were able to hide rice grains (and other items) in their hair when they were brought from Africa to Suriname and also when they fled from Surinamese plantations into the interior.

This demonstration was filmed in St. Laurent du Maroni, French Guiana in July 2017 by Alice Bertin. The interview was conducted by Professor of Ethnobotany, Tinde van Andel, of the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, the Netherlands, as part of a research project on Maroon rice, sponsored by the National Geographic Society, grant Nr. GEFNE 184-16.

Hoe de Marrons rijst in hun haar verstopten [How Maroons hid rice grains in their hair]
Tinde van Andel, Naturalis Biodiversity Center via YouTube, uploaded May 24, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H1IbY6PGIk&vl=nl

For background information, see this related article on Tinde van Andel’s research on Maroon and African rice:
Rice Reveals African Slaves’ Agricultural Heritage
Virginia Gewin, Sapiens, January 12, 2017
https://www.sapiens.org/culture/african-rice-new-world

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