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Title: SD1-279
Issue Date: 23 Nov 2015
Description: Genre: Medicine/huru: Wilhelmus Ware, kampong Habi, Woja domain, desa (village) Lidi, was recorded by Maria Methi (Puine) 23 Nov -15 in the afternoon. Music is heard playing in the background throughout the recording, and it actually sounds really good, coincidentally. In this recording Ware tells about his 'huru te'e', a rather advanced 'huru'; it has many steps and ingredients, from the making of a lontar box, filled with examples of plantation produce that it protects. The small container ('kota'/'pothe lo'o) is hanged ('teo') and activated with 5 paddy grains together with five spits of chewed areca nut and piper betel, which is also used in the cure. Several plants are used in each step, which is unusual, even the lontar box is tied with corn stalk and 'uwe', left over cloth from weaving. Ware then 'pake' ("threatens") the trees. If they notice that fruit has been stolen, it is time to cook/burn the box. To do so, you must first add the plant 'tau kathe' (tau itchy) and forest cotton, and ritually throw five paddy grains and chew sirih pinang and put on the 'huwe'. While the symptom befalls the sex organ; the penis will look like some white mushroom in the woods, the cure is applied first to the forehead: 'dhilu keli', 'wetho wa'i', 'wulu pekhene', 'moro' and tobacco, with five paddy grains, betel (sirih pinang) and lime. First 'bhulu wa'o' (example) prayer and then paddies are thrown behind the back to the west. Methi walked with her mother Yuli from Mata Mere to Woja to visit family and to record.
Pages/Duration: 0:02:22
Appears in Collections:Stefan Danerek Collection - Palu'e Audio

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