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Title: SD1-281
Issue Date: 22 Sep 2015
Description: Muhammat Hidayat tells about one of his 'ru'u', Sara Lio for 'huru'; 'ru'u ae mesi', which can have serious consequences if not treated early. We did a couple of Lio recordings for comparative purposes. In need of a translator, I only understand the little Sara Lu'a spoken in the recording and a part of the Lio speech, not enough. Recorded by Pidhu Sophune, using the AT lavelier mic, on the beach by the Ropa market in the early evening. With two of Muhammat's friends.Wora Ngangene tells his huru, only named after him. The huru curse is made from 'hugu' wood and hung in a tree to protect the plantation. It is cut and done in a way following the fingers. Symptoms are, accordingly, blisters/wounds on hands/arms. The cure, in its light state, is chewed areca betel (no extra plant as is common) and simple 'bhulu wa'o' prayer. If the wounds don't become better, and there is swelling, Wora will chew with only kemiri and curcumin – no areca betel – which is really unusual. To find out whose 'huru' it is (the cure) someone should do 'baga' (measuring with hands across arms) before. Recorded with an AT Lavelier mic 22 Sept 2015 in the home of Bapak Pui, married to Wora's youngest sister Yuli, also present with Maria Methi, her daughter and my helper, later assistant.
Pages/Duration: 0:03:24
Appears in Collections:Stefan Danerek Collection - Palu'e Audio

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