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Contributors:Meli Pisane (speaker)
Danerek, H. Stefan (recorder)
Danerek, H. Stefan (researcher)
Danerek, H. Stefan (depositor)
Ratu, Hilarius (consultant)
Date Issued:18 Jun 2015
Description:Genre: Medicine/huru. Meli Pisane (young grandmother) recorded in Wongga and Luthe's (and Lebi's and Om Paulus Pidhu [Wongga's siblings], and my, SD alias Cawa Lunda's home too, when visiting Palu'e) home in the evening 18 June -15 in kampong Nara. The recording was done directly with the H4N because I knewI had to ask questions and that the several persons present would want to add something to the other's narrations. So, finally I got to record the local "pisa"healers", or actually the practitioners of home remedies in the near neighbourhood. Meli told two 'ngiru huru' areca betel chewed remedies. Neither are prohibitions, that inflict disease (also 'huru'). They are only applied, and named, after the symtoms. This one is named after 'waka 'paine' (bitter root). Symptoms: Reumatic, arms, legs, especially knees. Cure: Bitter root chewed with areca betel and lime. The mixture is put anywhere it is hurt, and again and again until the symptoms disappear. The mixture can be swallowed as well (and the root boiled and drunk). Paulus Pidhu, Veronika Punga, Meli Pisane, Sami Vendelinus (present after a while). Lebi (sister) and Wongga (husband) listening. Portrait with 'waka pa'ine'.
Appears in Collections: Stefan Danerek Collection - Palu'e Audio

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