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Contributors:Nggei (speaker)
Sophune, Pidhu (Ebbe) (recorder)
Danerek, H. Stefan (researcher)
Danerek, H. Stefan (depositor)
Ratu, Hilarius (consultant)
Date Issued:03 Jan 2016
Description:Genre: Medicine/huru. Mama Nggei, a grandmother who lives alone in a hut in kampong Mata Mere, was recorded by Pidhu Sophune 3 Jan -16 in the morning. In this recording she tells about her 'huru baralewa', a 'huru'ä she inherited ('daju ne'e') from her parents/ancestors. She will hang 'moro bau' in a tree (among trees) that she wants to protect. Symptom: swollenness (like 'huru lekhe' she says, and it is worst in the arm pits). Cure: chewed areca nut, piper betel, lime with 'seku' (BI. kencur) and 'moro bau'. Before applying the chewed mixture she places paddy grains on the body part where it hurts. With a few neighbours sitting by listening, a Mama "Heje" heard laughing with Ngei. Notes: seku, moro bau, siwe (placed on ailing part of body). (huru baralewa. Ngei). Curse (teo moro bau). Bulu wao.
Appears in Collections: Stefan Danerek Collection - Palu'e Audio

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