(above):Side view of the typical tripod loom used by weavers to weave country cloth. Raw cotton, having been picked at the end of the rice harvest, was prepared by the women (picked, cleaned, carded, dyed, and made into thread) and woven in those days by the men. Very long bands of woven material would then be sewed into clothes or large blankets. In this Kuranko village of Sokurella (at the base of the Loma Mountains) this man was one of two weavers in the village. The weaving was tedious.