5 y/o machete-pro boy carving a cricket coconut bat, Tamilnadu India

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© Etan Doronne

Photo license: © All rights reserved

While staying at a small village

up the hills

I woke up one morning

to find a bare bottom 5 year old boy

holding a big machete

And skillfully carving himself

a cricket bat out of

a dry coconut branch.

With no adult supervision he skillfully sculpt the bat with precision while squatting fully balanced in front of his workbench: a curved wooden log. Location: Villupuram district, Tamil Nadu. Transportation: a government bus from the town of Kallakurichi.

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My India: Where every village is home - Experience !

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