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The Yale Indo-Pacific collection 006196
Ritual to determine cause of an unexpected death
Work Type
color photographs
Date
June 16, 2001
Location
Wato Lolong, Adonara, Indonesia
Description
Domenikus Dore Bahi rubbing cotton pellets along the bamboo platform, balai, at a lewak tapo, splitting the coconut, ceremony in Wato Wato Lolong, Adonara, Indonesia. Dominkus Dore on the right. His brother Raphael Mangun Bahu next to him. The ceremony is intended to query the ancestors in order to find out the cause of an unexpected death. In this case it is for Kuaq who killed Ola Boli--no further information available. It was being held by the clan Suku Horowura. The village is new to this ceremony, and there had been only nine of them held previous to this one. Of interest is that Wato Lolong is a Demon village and that Dominkus Dore comes from a Paji village, in the Demon/Paji split that traditionally separates the Lamaholot speaking area into mutually hostile regions
Repository
Yale University Art Gallery
ID Number
2000_01-21-07
Digital Collection
The Yale Indo-Pacific collection
Notes
Original format and photographic equipment: Slide. Nikon EM. Roll 21, Frame 7. June 16, 2001
Keywords
people
rituals
ceremonies
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