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Eipo (West-Neuguinea, Zentrales Hochland) - Feuersägen

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Title Eipo (West-Neuguinea, Zentrales Hochland) - Feuersägen
Alternative Title Eipo (West New Guinea, Central Highlands) - Making Fire with the Fire Saw
Author Koch, Gerd
Contributors Gerd Koch (Kamera)
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-2675
IWF Signature E 2675
Publisher IWF (Göttingen)
Release Date 1985
Language Silent film
Producer Koch, Gerd
Production Year 1974

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IWF Technical Data Film, 16 mm, 42 m ; F, 4 min

Content Metadata

Subject Area Ethnology
Abstract Im Gartenland des Dorfes Malingdam/Imarin erzeugt ein Mann namens Uwok durch Sägen mit einem Rotan-Strang auf einem Holzstück Feuer. Er hält das Holzstück, das auf leicht brennbarem Material liegt, mit den Füßen fest. In zwei Einstellungen wird der Vorgang auch in Zeitdehnung (64 B/s) gezeigt.
In his garden on a low plain below the settlements Uwok, a leading man in Malingdam, makes fire. He presses a split stick with the feet to the ground, passes a rotan string underneath and "saws" until glowing sawdust is dropping on the "tinder" (dried leaves) placed below. After several vain attempts (breaking of the rotan string) Uwok finally succeeds in producing a blaze.
Keywords Eipo
Feuer / Feuererzeugung
Feuer / Feuersägen
fire / fire sawing (fire by friction)
fire saw
rattan fire saw
fire / making a fire

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