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Krahó (Brasilien, Tocantins-Gebiet) - Feuerbrand-Zeremonie

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Title Krahó (Brasilien, Tocantins-Gebiet) - Feuerbrand-Zeremonie
Alternative Title Krahó (Brazil, Tocantins Region) - Firebrand Ceremony
Author Schultz, Harald
License No Open Access License:
German copyright law applies. This film may be used for your own use but it may not be distributed via the internet or passed on to external parties.
DOI 10.3203/IWF/E-2498
IWF Signature E 2498
Publisher IWF (Göttingen)
Release Date 1983
Language Silent film
Producer Harald Schultz
Production Year 1965

Technical Metadata

IWF Technical Data Film, 16 mm, 98 m ; F, 9 min

Content Metadata

Subject Area Ethnology
Abstract Inmitten des zentralen Dorfplatzes werden aus allen Häusern eingesammelte Holzscheite angezündet. Die jüngeren Männer schreiten, von einem Raßler angeführt, ums Feuer, eine "beste Sängerin" singt dazu. Der Raßler verteilt an umstehende Frauen brennende Holzscheite, die diese auf bestimmte Männer werfen. Andere Frauen gießen Wasser über die Getroffenen.
Logs of wood, collected from all households, are kindled in the centre of the village square and the young men, led by a rattle shaker, move around the fire, accompanied by the singing of a "best female singer". The rattle shaker distributes burning logs among the women standing around, who throw them at particular men. Other women pour water over the men hit by the logs.
Keywords Krahó
Musikinstrumente / Idiophone
Feuer / Feuerbrauchtum
Feuer / Feuerbrandzeremonie
fire / firebrand ceremony
fire / fire custom
musical instruments / idiophone


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