Bamboo Stick Maker
He makes bamboo laths or bamboo sticks (বাখারি in Bengali) by scraping, peeling and shaving off the skin of a bamboo pole. The surface undulations and nodes are shaved off making the piece of stick smoother and easier to use. The poles are then employed f0r various purposes, the most common being as a kind of yoke for carrying goods. The yokes are made with hanging cloth or string bags attached to both sides of a stick. These are then carried on the shoulder. The only tool of his trade is his chopper, an old sack cloth to sit on and a gamchha to dry his perspiration.
My tools: Pilot V7 Hi-Tecpoint black pen and Faber-Castell coloured pencils.