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Krahó (Brasilien, Tocantins-Gebiet) - Durchstechen der Ohrläppchen

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Title Krahó (Brasilien, Tocantins-Gebiet) - Durchstechen der Ohrläppchen
Alternative Title Krahó (Brazil, Tocantins Region) - Piercing of Earlobes
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-1179
IWF Signature E 1179
Publisher IWF (Göttingen)
Release Date 1967
Language Silent film
Producer Harald Schultz
Production Year 1965

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IWF Technical Data Film, 16 mm, 62 m ; F, 6 min

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Subject Area Ethnology
Abstract Einem etwa 13jährigen Jungen werden beide Ohrläppchen mit einem spitzen Stab durchstochen. Um das Zusammenwachsen zu verhindern, werden immer dickere Stöckchen in die Löcher gesteckt. Dann setzt sich ein Mann Ohrscheiben (Ø etwa 8 cm) in seine voll ausgeweiteten Ohrläppchen ein.
By means of a pointed stick an about 13 year-old boy has his earlobes pierced. Thin wooden plugs are inserted into the holes in order to prevent the border of the wounds from coalescing. By degrees the plugs are replaced by thicker ones, aiming at a gradual enlargement of the earlobes. The swollen earlobes are cleaned and cooled with water. An adult inserts ear discs (approx. 8 cm diameter) in his fully widened earlobes.
Keywords Krahó
Ohrscheibe / Ohrpflock
body deformation
ear disc

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