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Tying up the cut and measured strips

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posted on 2024-04-16, 11:07 authored by Alice RudgeAlice Rudge
Naʔ Batɛw ties together the neatly cut strips. This step is important to get right before you carry them home, or when you put the long strips on your shoulder they will fall about and cut you with the sharp thorns

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Endangered Material Knowledge Programme

History

Session

C01

Rights owner

Yaʔ Dunəy

Description alt

siap Naʔ Batɛw ʔoʔ br-ʔanam ʔoʔ ʔikɛt kukɔh saʔ ʔoʔ malɛ̃s caŋ klawaŋ

Cultural group

Batek

Participants

Yaʔ Dunəy, Naʔ Batɛw

Country

Malaysia

Place

Tembeling, Jerantut District

Materials

Leaf-pandanus leaf, Fibre-vine fibre

Cultural context/event

Resource collection

Location

Forest

Temporality

Pandanus must be collected before the mid-afternoon or you risk breaking taboos that incur madness. It can also only be collected at certain times of year related to when certain cicadas are calling, and it cannot be collected if certain spells have been done in the village.

Intent

Preparing pandanus for weaving

Date of creation

2022-08-01

Unique ID

2019SG06-C01-0010

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