During the Fasting Month, nipah leaves are sold like this in the market or tamu. It is not easy to collect the leaves as the harvester has to walk into the swampy areas which might be infested with snakes. These nipah leaves are free from the swamps. So the collector could actually be making some money without any capital.
This aunty is making her casings while waiting for business to come . What a good way of filling up tie.
Life in the tamu can be so creative and meaningful.