Everyday Culture

The chief explains SD about the roles different persons have in inter and intra-tribal rituals, e.g. Takwara, Jawarí.
SD films male children in the center of the village. Two very young children of 146 are on a bycicle which, by other standards probably would be considered much too large for them. Other children are standing, chatting and posing for the camera.
Some impressions from children in the village, taken in the early 2005 field trip. Two sons of 146 (153+201?) with bycicle.
Sebastian has filmed the road/ path to Posto Leonardo from the village up to the place where the Awetí men free it with knifes and axes from plants which have overgrown it since it was last used. Clearing the way is men's work. It is usually carried out before a celebration or some other meeting in another village so that the road can be used for the occasion.
The recording shows the Awetí men who are clearing the way to Posto Leonardo (the central support post of the Alto Xingú) in order to use it when going to the Kwarup of the Yawalapití by bicycle. The recording consists of two parts. Some dialogues could be transcribed at some point.
A coati (bear-like small animal) has been hunted and killed. It is now skinned by 113 in the center of the village at the new men's hut.
A coati (bear-like small animal) has been hunted and killed. It is now skinned in the center of the village at the new men's hut.
045 catches and carries her youngest son, 211. He is brought into his house, where his father pierces his ear tips, while his mother holds him on her lap. Of course, 211 is crying a lot.
The tips of the ears of 211 are pierced by his father 042. His mother 045 holds him on her lap.
The session consists of seven video recordings (moving and still images) taken on the 23rd and 24th of June 2003 inside different houses of the Awetí village. There is a portrait of each family member present in the house at the time of the recording. In addition to the houses filmed in this session there are two more inhabited houses at the time of the recording: the house of 042's family and the house of 115. These people are portrayed in session tsal_portrait. Individual people, whose photo may not have been taken in one of these sessions are portrayed in session people_port.
The session shows the huka-huka fight between several female contestants from the Awetí community and one contestant from a different village. After the fight the woman, who has been challenging them to the fight, is given presents (payment) by the Awetí women at the men's house.
The recording shows the huka-huka fight between several young Awetí women and a woman from another ethnic group who has challenged them to the fight when entering the village. The fight takes place in the centre of the Awetí village not far from the men's house. The filming is done by 017. The researchers are watching from far away in order not to make the women feel uncomfortable with their presence.
Some persons and images from cutting trees for a new field.
View of the village in 2001. Some people are burning their fields behind their houses, one fire is particularly close. Good pictires of the village and the visitor's house.
View of the village in 2001. Some people are burning their fields behind their houses, one fire is particularly close. Good pictires of the village and the visitor's house.
a calm afternoon in 118's house. His half-brother 132 and his daughter are visiting them, family members (women) are processing corn (see session: "corn").
Everyday life inside the house of 118. This session is interwoven with the session on processing of corn.
The recordings show individual Awetí people at different settings.
The session consists of four video recordings (moving and still images) taken on the 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th of June 2003 at different places in the Awetí village. There are portraits of individual Awetí people. Other people are portrayed in sessions tsal_portrait and family_house.
Children of 030, himself.
some portraits of members of the family of 030.
The recording shows the sunset in the Awetí village.
This session is not of linguistic value to the project.
The older teacher, 018, reads from a text by MS and SD about the Awetí.
This is a short recording of 118, reading from the Awetí web entry.
The session shows the lighning of a distant thunderstorm, observed from the Awetí village at night by the two researchers.
The recording shows the flashes of lightning of a distant thunderstorm which can be observed from the Awetí village. The recording took place at night and is not of very good quality.
The principal researcher accompanies 042 and his family to the salt lake Tsalawa and makes portrait of each family member and other people at the lake. In order of appearance these are: 030 and his family, 132, 042 and his family (tsal_portrait2.mpg), 042 and his family in their house (tsal_portrait3+5.mpg), 115 (tsal_portrait4.mpg), 060 and 045 (tsal_portrait6.mpg).
The recording took place during a trip to Tsalawa 'the salt lake' between 9 and 11 a.m. The main objective was to portray the members of 042's family and other Awetí present at the occasion. The recording consists of moving as well as still images.
The session consists of images of the Kamayurá village and the surrounding landscape.
This session consists of images from the Kamayurá village and the nearby lake. Sebastian visited the Kamayurá village after the Kwarup at the Yawalapiti to make some recordings with 157 who was living there. The recording is of cultural significance only.
Pictures of the Awetí village in 2001. Hugh fishes cought by 113, the central village plaza, the houses.
The session shows pictures of the Awetí village. A turn on all houses of the village. 001 and SR sit in the front of the house. 146 arrives with manioc starch and is received by members of his family. 003 and 005 play around in front of the guest house. SR arrives with pequi.
The recordings show village scenes from the field trip 2002.
The session is a collection of several village scenes either showing members of the Awetí community engaged in different activities outside their houses, e.g. children playing, men wrestling, young people playing football, or showing the village panorama in general.
The village scenes captured in this session were recorded at different dates from the 15th of May to the 24th of June 2003. The recordings took place outside the houses.


Sebastian Drude, SX, and 017 (2001 - 2005). Item "Everyday Culture" in collection "Awetí". The Language Archive. https://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0005-79AE-4. (Accessed 2024-04-19)

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