Myanmar Snapshots 6: Country Wagons

Some 70% of the Myanmar population are farmers and a significant symbol of these farmers’ lives is the wooden farm wagon.  Made of two wooden wheels and usually drawn by a couple of cows; the farm wagon faithfully serves the farmer from carrying farm equipment, hauling farm materials and carrying harvested crops to the barn, often pulling additional loads of hay, firewood and people.  Similarly, in summer, when the crops have been harvested and the ricefields are waiting for the next rain; the wagons get some rest, given some upgrades or maintenance checks, or just hang around in the farmer’s backyard.

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“Country Wagons 1” / Bago Region, Myanmar / Jessie T. Ponce / March 2016

myanmar farm wagon

“Country Wagons 2” / Bago Region, Myanmar / Jessie T. Ponce / March 2016

Myanmar farm wagon

“Country Wagons 3” / Bago Region, Myanmar / Jessie T. Ponce / March 2016

Myanmar farm wagon

“Country Wagons 4” / Bago Region, Myanmar / Jessie T. Ponce / March 2016

Myanmar farm wagon

“Country Wagons 5” / Bago Region, Myanmar / Jessie T. Ponce / March 2016

 

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