DOBES Archive

haika_epa-Ti
Document on preparation of medication which cleans the interior of the body; the taking of the medicine involves complex eating taboos and a purification with cooked coconut milk (tiheke_epa-Ti) which causes diarrhoea and finally purifies the body (also from some of the toxic plants used for this medication).
haika_enan1-Ti
Short comment on how to use plant medicine and their social restrictions. Consultant talks about her mother's work as a "healer" in Marquesan society.
paku_tuhia-Ti
Document on how to use plants for skin treatment; with these plants unpleasant body smells are removed for a long time (kind of deodorising). The document further explains with the basis of the same plant combination how to make a paste to protect the skin against sunburns.
heke_taa-Mf
Document shows how to make fresh octopus meat tender.
ruu_Taae-Mi
Indigenous ru'u chant. The language used in ru'u chant is similar to the Marquesan secret languages. A ru'u was often composed after a significant event in the community. The ru'u therefore had some "moral" view on the event.
nunu_heke-Mf
Document which shows the preparation of octopus meat before deep-freezing it.
Iiuu-Ka
In this session the story the narrator tells the story of how a woman's spirit enters into Havaiki.
ruu_paehu-Mi
Indigenous ru'u chant singing about vanity. The language used in ru'u chant is similar to the Marquesan secret languages. A ru'u was often composed after a significant event in the community. The ru'u therefore had some "moral" view on the event.
ruu_viio-Mi
Indigenous ru'u chant singing about longing, desire and lost love. The language used in ru'u chant is similar to the Marquesan secret languages. A ru'u was often composed after a significant event in the community. The ru'u therefore had some "moral" view on the event.
Pikivehine-Mi
In this session the consultant talks about the paepae Pikivehine at Taioha'e (Nuku Hiva island).
ruu_kona-Mi
Indigenous ru'u chant singing about drunkeness and personal failings of doing so. The language used in ru'u chant is similar to the Marquesan secret languages. A ru'u was often composed after a significant event in the community. The ru'u therefore had some "moral" view on the event.
hooi_kiva-Ti
Document on preparation of plant medicine for cleaning kidneys.
ruu_Teii-Mi
Indigenous ru'u chant singing about a local called Tei'i of the Ho'oumi community (Nuku Hiva). The language used in ru'u chant is similar to the Marquesan secret languages. A ru'u was often composed after a significant event in the community. The ru'u therefore had some "moral" view on the event.
viihoa-Ti
Document on how to treat haemorrhoids (preparation of medicine with plants). Additional complementary treatments are explained, but the procedure is not shown in this video document.