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Women who were menstruating were not allowed to go into a tobacco planting, for then the plants would be ruined. In Lage women whose lower arms were covered with copper rings (tinampa) were not allowed to touch the plants as long as they were growing, for then the plant would later have a copper taste (marongi).

  • Source: Adriani, Nicolaus. The Bare’e-speaking Toradja of central Celebes (the East Toradja): third volume. Amsterdam: Noord-Hollandsche Uitgevers Maatschappij, 1951.
  • Culture: Eastern Toraja
  • Location: Asia