Patty Arnold

From planting to prayers, the high touch farming practices reveal much about the strong sense of community, culture, and spirituality of beautiful Southern India, Kerala. Most of these images were captured from a houseboat journey through the rice paddies.

  • Rice Field-Allepey Rice Field-Allepey Rice Field-Allepey
  • Rice Field from Lake-Allepey Rice Field from Lake-Allepey Rice Field from Lake-Allepey
  • Laundry and Rice Laundry and Rice Laundry and Rice
  • Pond and Straw-Allepey Pond and Straw-Allepey Pond and Straw-Allepey
  • Irrigation Canal Shower-Kumbakkonam Irrigation Canal Shower-Kumbakkonam Irrigation Canal Shower-Kumbakkonam
  • Irrigation Canal-Kumbakkonam Irrigation Canal-Kumbakkonam Irrigation Canal-Kumbakkonam
  • Field Preparation 1-Kumbakkonam Field Preparation 1-Kumbakkonam Field Preparation 1-Kumbakkonam
  • Field Preparation 2-Kumbakkonam Field Preparation 2-Kumbakkonam Field Preparation 2-Kumbakkonam
  • Field Preparation 3-Kumbakkonam Field Preparation 3-Kumbakkonam Field Preparation 3-Kumbakkonam
  • Planting Rice 1-Kumbakkonam Planting Rice 1-Kumbakkonam Planting Rice 1-Kumbakkonam
  • Planting Rice 2-Kumbakkonam Planting Rice 2-Kumbakkonam Planting Rice 2-Kumbakkonam
  • Planting Rice 3-Kumbakkonam Planting Rice 3-Kumbakkonam Planting Rice 3-Kumbakkonam
  • Planting Rice 4-Kumbakkonam Planting Rice 4-Kumbakkonam Planting Rice 4-Kumbakkonam
  • Fertilizing the Fields 1-Kumbakkonam Fertilizing the Fields 1-Kumbakkonam Fertilizing the Fields 1-Kumbakkonam
  • Fertilizing the Fields 2-Kumbakkonam Fertilizing the Fields 2-Kumbakkonam Fertilizing the Fields 2-Kumbakkonam
  • Fertilizing the Fields 3-Kumbakkonam Fertilizing the Fields 3-Kumbakkonam Fertilizing the Fields 3-Kumbakkonam
  • Weeding the Fields 1-Kumbakkonam Weeding the Fields 1-Kumbakkonam Weeding the Fields 1-Kumbakkonam
  • Weeding the Fields 2-Kumbakkonam Weeding the Fields 2-Kumbakkonam Weeding the Fields 2-Kumbakkonam
  • Weeding the Fields 3-Kumbakkonam Weeding the Fields 3-Kumbakkonam Weeding the Fields 3-Kumbakkonam
  • Weeding the Fields 4-Kumbakkonam Weeding the Fields 4-Kumbakkonam Weeding the Fields 4-Kumbakkonam
  • Weeding the Fields 5-Kumbakkonam Weeding the Fields 5-Kumbakkonam Weeding the Fields 5-Kumbakkonam
  • Harvesting 1-Madurai Harvesting 1-Madurai Harvesting 1-Madurai
  • Harvesting 2-Madurai Harvesting 2-Madurai Harvesting 2-Madurai
  • Harvesting and Ripening Fields-Madurai Harvesting and Ripening Fields-Madurai Harvesting and Ripening Fields-Madurai
  • Drying Rice-Kumbakkonam Drying Rice-Kumbakkonam Drying Rice-Kumbakkonam
  • Threshing the Rice 1-Thekaddy Threshing the Rice 1-Thekaddy Threshing the Rice 1-Thekaddy
  • Threshing the Rice 2-Thekaddy Threshing the Rice 2-Thekaddy Threshing the Rice 2-Thekaddy
  • Threshing the Rice 3-Thekaddy Threshing the Rice 3-Thekaddy Threshing the Rice 3-Thekaddy
  • Bagging Rice 1-Thekkady Bagging Rice 1-Thekkady Bagging Rice 1-Thekkady
  • Bagging Rice 3-Thekkady Bagging Rice 3-Thekkady Bagging Rice 3-Thekkady
  • Bagging Rice 3-Thekkady Bagging Rice 3-Thekkady Bagging Rice 3-Thekkady
  • Bagging Rice 4-Thekkady Bagging Rice 4-Thekkady Bagging Rice 4-Thekkady
  • Bagging Rice 5-Thekkady Bagging Rice 5-Thekkady Bagging Rice 5-Thekkady
  • Bagging Rice 6-Thekkady Bagging Rice 6-Thekkady Bagging Rice 6-Thekkady
  • Bagging Rice 7-Thekkady Bagging Rice 7-Thekkady Bagging Rice 7-Thekkady
  • Bagging Rice 8-Thekkady Bagging Rice 8-Thekkady Bagging Rice 8-Thekkady
  • Bagging Rice 9-Thekkady Bagging Rice 9-Thekkady Bagging Rice 9-Thekkady
  • Bagging Rice 10-Thekkady Bagging Rice 10-Thekkady Bagging Rice 10-Thekkady
  • Bagging Rice 11-Thekkady Bagging Rice 11-Thekkady Bagging Rice 11-Thekkady
  • Loading the Trucks 1-Thekkady Loading the Trucks 1-Thekkady Loading the Trucks 1-Thekkady
  • Loading the Trucks 2-Thekkady Loading the Trucks 2-Thekkady Loading the Trucks 2-Thekkady
  • Agriculture Shrine-Trichy Agriculture Shrine-Trichy Agriculture Shrine-Trichy
  • Praying for Rain 1-Agriculture Shrine-Trichy Praying for Rain 1-Agriculture Shrine-Trichy Praying for Rain 1-Agriculture Shrine-Trichy
  • Praying for Rain 2-Agriculture Shrine-Trichy Praying for Rain 2-Agriculture Shrine-Trichy Praying for Rain 2-Agriculture Shrine-Trichy
  • Altars 1-Agriculture Shrine-Trichy Altars 1-Agriculture Shrine-Trichy Altars 1-Agriculture Shrine-Trichy
  • Altars 2-Agriculture Shrine-Trichy Altars 2-Agriculture Shrine-Trichy Altars 2-Agriculture Shrine-Trichy
  • Rice Worker Home 1-Kumbakkonam Rice Worker Home 1-Kumbakkonam Rice Worker Home 1-Kumbakkonam
  • Rice Worker Home 2-Kumbakkonam Rice Worker Home 2-Kumbakkonam Rice Worker Home 2-Kumbakkonam
  • Rice Worker Home 3-Kumbakkonam Rice Worker Home 3-Kumbakkonam Rice Worker Home 3-Kumbakkonam