SD1-232

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2015-11-08
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Genre: Medicine/huru. Roja Landine, kampong Wolo habi, desa Maluriwu, recorded by Ebbe (Pidhu S.) 8 Nov -15 in the late morning, using the AT Lavalier mic (which easily gets too loud, noise. Keep the volume low.). This item is her 'huru kora, a rather nasty curse put in the plantation, using, among else, a piece of bamboo that is hung from a tree. The thief will become mentally disturbed and harass people of the other sex and steal, thus making the person unreliable. Roja utters a long order, or "curse-prayer", when she prepares the sign/curse which will hunt down potential thiefs, from 00:28 to 01:54! (huru kora. RL). Curse: with man-woman bamboo item hung from a tree. Materials: wetho wa'i, koka laki, hao (lobone lima, koe wai laki, [pati anane wa’ena o’o kethi]) Symptoms: the transgressor will become mentally disturbed and harass people of the other sex and steal; unreliable. Roja utters a long order, or curse-prayer (caba kora), when she prepares the sign/curse.The transgressor/the cured pays at least a million IDR, or a medium sized pig, for the cure. Compare with Jow Ware's 'huru kora', which does not use chewed areca betel as cure, but curse and symptoms are the same. With husband Abel Landi and a grandson, Anison, also Landi. See portrait.
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