Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Rice Paddy Field in West Java, Indonesia

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Enjoy the story behind every Indonesian stamp.

Paddy Field, Ciparay - Majalaya, West Java

postmarked in 2011 with two fabric weaving stamps (2500)  from Indonesia

the sender writes that this is rice

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A paddy field is a flooded parcel of land used for growing rice and other semiaquatic crops. Paddy fields are a typical feature of rice farming in east, south and southeast Asia. Paddies can be built into steep hillsides as terraces and adjacent to steeply sloped features such as rivers or marshes. They can require a great deal of labor and materials to create, and need large quantities of water for irrigation. Flooded paddies provide an ideal environment for rice cultivation and discourage the growth of many weeds.

The word "paddy" is derived from the Malay word padi, rice plant.


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