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Nakre Abia explains to me how she produces the white lime powder that is used for chewing betelnut: calcium hydroxide slaked lime. The recording spreads over the whole day. recorded with a Canon XA 10 with a mounted shotgun microphone Rode Videomic
This is a short procedural about a particular magic that can be used to extend the length of a day. The researcher asked about this after hearing this from someone else.
This is a procedural. Kaumb Bai is carving a bow and while working he talks about various steps involved in making a bow. recorded at Séthékäs, a rivergarden about 20min south-east of Rouku. recorded with a Canon XA 10 videocamera and a mounted shotgun microphone Rode Videomic
This is a recording of a procedural. The speakers are explaining to me how a fishtrap is made. The work has just begun and there is not much to see. They invited me to come back and view the final result. Unfortunately the work was completed after I left the village. recorded with a Canon XA-10 videocamera and a Rode Videomic mounted on top. The wav file was recorded with a Marantz PMD 661.
This is a procedural about making fire. Caspar Mokai and Mokai Orot display the saw-method of making fire. recorded with a Marantz PMD 661 and a Sondy HDR HC1 videocamera.
The speaker talks about how to kill and prepare a pig. Part of a traditional feast is to kill a pig. This usually takes place at sunrise. The pigs is hit on the head. Later its fur will be burnt off on the fire and the pig is cut into pieces on top of a plattform. In Rouku and the surrounding villages this is usually done by the speaker who has a lot of experience in doing this. The recording was made with a video camera and the audio from the camera is of bad quality. There is no separate audio available because the microphone was broken and did not record.