Near the rural school at Ngoto was the market town of Kaskio. We visited there one day.
(All photos and commentary pertain to the 1984-86 period.)
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People set their good out - a process that must have taken quite a while. The whole thing depends on there being good weather, which there usually is.
It's not just clothing and food - note the big supply of hand tools.
All this represents a complex economic structure - companies with inventory, cycles of business and planning for needs.
But of course, food is certainly being sold. Note, of course, that it is women doing this.
For the women as much as the men, this is also a social gathering.
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