DOBES Archive

YumKax_SK
SK tells a story about the Yum K'ax.
Xutan_AM_02
AM gives his opinion about the coming of the end of the world. The topic was broached by the collectors. This is a continuation of Xutan_AM_01. He continues the topic in Xutan_AM_03. All sessions were recorded consecutively on the same day.
Nar_JK_02
JK tells a story, NI prompts her.
Cacao_JK_01
JK sings the song for frothing cocoa.
Xutan_AM_01
AM talks about Xut'an ''the end of the world'. The topic was broached by the collector. AM continues this topic in Xutan_AM_02 and Xutan_AM_03, which were recorded consecutively on the same day.
Frogstory_Lej
Lej was asked to narrate Frog Where Are You, for the collectors. He e is one of many children asked to do this. A Lacandon version of the same story is found in Frogstory_sp_Lej.mpg.
Exp_NX
JK tells a story and is prompted throughout by NI.
Exp_Tolok_AM
AM explains the significance of U K'ayil Tolok ' The Song of the Lizard' at the request of the collectors. This precedes the song he sings, which can be found in the session Song_Tolok_AM.
Dyes_SK_KM
KM andSK make dyes in the traditional Lacandon manner. This was requested by the collector. KM chars the leaves of a plant used to make purple dye. She is asked to describe what she is doing and why. She and SK then go out to cut a certain root used to make yellow dye. There is some dialogue between the two during this event. KM then prepares the root by grating it. SK is seen swirlingit around in a glass of waters. They both return indoors where SK scrapes a type of stone used to make brown dye. He procedes to make black dye by mixing soot from the stove pipe and hearth with water. The session culminates with the lining up of the various glasses of liquid dyes.
Frogstory_BMjr
BMjr was asked to narrate Frog Where Are You, for the collectors. He is one of many speakers asked to do this. A Spanish version of the same story is found in Frogstory_sp_BMjr.
Pistol_SK
SK narrates the story about the Pistol and the Devil. This story was requested by the collector. A written version of this story can be found in session Pistol_KGP. The purpose of recording this story is to compare the written and oral versions.
Om_02
This is the second recording session with Om, the two year-old son of CHX and KA. The purpose is to record child language acquisition. In this session, Om is practicing one syllable words. The collector does not interact with Om to any great extent. Other sessions with Om filmed during this period are Om_01, Om_03, Om_04, Om_05.
Tree_Rit_AM
This ritual by the tree was shot on 16mm and converted to digital tape. It representas an example of one of many Lacandon rituals offerings; this one being performed by Antonio Marftinez in the forest near the community. Although the ritual was prompted by me, the choice of ritual was chosen by Antonio.