DOBES Archive

pehe_NAP
This sessions record an indigenous song of Napuka island. There are also some explanations about the content of the lyrics.
raraga_kero
This session shows the fabrication of a "tohemaha" (lit. 'four corner') basket with leaves of a coconut frond. The basket is fabricated with very fine strings of coconut leaves which are still connected to a stem of the coconut frond. The whole procedure is documented with explanations by the consultant.
environ_lagon
This session show the environment of the lagoon with various activities (fishing, various locations for fishing with place names.
attempt_fai2
This session shows the haveke tini ("capsized canoe") figure of the old game of string figures, a game which was played in several parts of Polnesia. Consultant gives verbal explanation of the steps. In this session does not succeed in making the string figure, but shows several attempts to reconstruct knowledge of how to do the string figure haveke tini ("capsized canoe") as the figure is complicated. The string figure is made with a fabricated (imported) string or band.
chansons_jeux
In this session the consultant repeats the lyrics and songs of the games (cf. jeu3, jeu4).
matira-JK
Brief explanation of matira fishing technique.
haro_viavia
This session shows how coconuts are collected from trees.
fai_haveke_tir
This session shows the "rere i kava" figure of the old game of string figures, a game which was played in several parts of Polnesia. Consultant gives verbal explanation of the steps. The string figure game is filmed from the back to have both perspectives. The string figure is made with a fabricated (imported) string or band.
kanoe
This session shows an octopus with the description of its parts and how it is caught in the lagoon.
igoa_pupu
In this session shellfish is shown and vernacular names are given.
jeu3
In this session we see two adult consultants play an indigenous game with children which involves singing and rhymes.
gaiere-Rem
This session describes and shows in the lagoon how clam fish (Tridacna gigas) is prepared.
ET_Mama_Tehea
In this session the consultant is interviewed on a range of topics about Tuamotuan culture.
outil_peche
This long session shows the fabrication of different kinds of fishing tools (rods, harpoons). It shows the whole procedure of traditional fabrication on the Tuamotuan islands including a guide and explanation of the different woods used for the tool making. Information is also given on how the woods are used otherwise in the material culture of the Tuamotuan islands.
jeu2
In this session we see two consultants play an indigenous game with grains on a sand grid. They also give explanations of how it is played.
pakerere
In this session the whole procedure of the fabrication of a plaited mat from leaves of a coconut frond are shown. It shows all the different steps and plaiting techniques used to accomplish this task. Two consultants explain the techniques, natural conversation is also recorded in this lengthy session.
komo_viavia
This session shows how a young coconut is open for the consumption of its water and pulp.
ropi_faraoa
This session shows the making of bread and its wrapping teachnique into leaves of a coconut frond. The bread is cooked in water on an open fire place.
pokea
This session explains what parts of the pokea plant is used for food preparation. It also shows how the plant is replanted after having been taken out of the ground.
attempt_fai
This session shows the haveke ("canoe") figure of the old game of string figures, a game which was played in several parts of Polnesia. Consultant gives verbal explanation of the steps. In this session does not succeed in making the string figure, but shows several attempts to reconstruct knowledge of how to o the string figure "haveke". The string figure is made with the original material of strings from a dried pandanus leaf.