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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, tells about her 'huru tithi' (huru 'tithi plant). 'Tithi' is only used when making the sign to hang in the fruit tree. She was recorded by Pidhu Sophune 3 Jan -16 in the morning, using the loud AT Lavelier mic (keep volume low). Symptoms: diarrhea and pain in liver. For the cure she uses 'moro' and kencur chewed with areca nut, piper betel and lime. She 'le ngao' with a 'hubi' comb toward the forehea five times, and then applies the mixture to the stomach. When people feel better Mama Nggei chews paddy grains ('ngiru bulu')and puts the mixture where it hurts, the stomach, and utters a 'bulu wa'o' blessing. With a few neighbours sitting by listening. In the end Pidhu asks if others may listen to the recording. Notes: seku, moro. (huru tithi. Nggei). Curse (teo tithi). Symptoms: diarrhea and pain in liver. le ngao no’o hubi lae wa te, sawe, “ngiru bulu” no’o siwe pu homa lima.
Appears in Collections: Stefan Danerek Collection - Palu'e Audio

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