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Contributors:Matteus Mboi (speaker)
Sophune, Pidhu (Ebbe) (recorder)
Danerek, H. Stefan (researcher)
Danerek, H. Stefan (depositor)
Ratu, Hilarius (consultant)
Date Issued:08 Nov 2015
Description:Genre: Medicine/huru. Matteus Mboi, small kampong Tethu reti, Uwa, explains his 'huru mero' ("huru itching"). He explains about the cure to the disease/affliction severe itching on legs and between the legs. The cure, using a chewed mixture of herbs and thermites ('dhana hana'): betel and lime, ginger, five tops of 'hao' bamboo, and five tops of 'si'i' longgrass. He will also put seven paddy grains on the body where it is itching. No 'bhulu wa'o'. During the period he is curing the patient must follow a strict diet – for up to three months. Recorded by Pidhu Sophune (Ebbe) 8 Nov 2015 outside his home at around 3 pm with the AT Lavalier mic (unfortuneately, because the recordings are too loud, noisy, affected by wind and touch. So keep the volume low!). With Mboi's wife Ola and daughter Nona. Several you men hanging around after a while. Picture. Notes: lea, hao (lobone lima), si'i' (lobone lima), (ngamo no’o) dhana hanane, siwe (7 ne’e lae merone nolo). (huru mero. MM). Symptom: severe itching, nothing helps, crazy. bije ngawu kane wula dhelu. No bhulu wao. Curse?
Appears in Collections: Stefan Danerek Collection - Palu'e Audio

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