Sugar Windmill Painting

The painting depicts the process of cane harvesting and processing. Bundles of cane are shown being transported from the field, stripped of leaves, and loaded onto Ox-drawn carts. A woman is seen carrying a bundle of cane towards the main entrance, where a man is feeding the canes into the first crushing roller. Additionally, there is a man collecting bagasse (the fibrous residue left after sugarcane crushing) to the left of the feed ramp. He is passing it out through the “bagasse slot”. Another woman is loading bagasse into a wooden barrel on the left side of the mill base. The painting also features various slots in the stonework, including the “machine slot”, a tall slot for installing or removing the long drive shaft. A long pole is depicted for rotating the cap to adjust the sails, which are then anchored in place.

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