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23 December 2008
Works and days



"We have eaten the forest"

 

 

 Contents:
 "We have eaten the forest"
 - Introduction
 - Aim of the exhibition
 - Synopsis
       * Ethnology as an art of living
       * The Sar Luk villagers
       * A poetic and oral tradition
       * Burning the forest of the stone spirit Goo
       * Works and days
       * Buffalo sacrifice
       * Sickness and death 
       * Sar Luk today
 - The purpose of ethnography: an interview with Georges Condominas with Yves Goudineau
 - Biography of Georges Condominas
 - Main publications


























 

Works and days


 

Weaving


 

“Arriving back home from the fishing expedition, which has been a successful one, everyone goes about his own affairs. The women set to weaving; Aang-the-Mouse, Bbaang-the-Stag’s wife, is weaving a ritual apron-belt for the Tâm Bôh [exchange of sacrifices] that her husband must soon make with Kraang-Drüm. Kröng-Jôong castrates two pigs belonging to Taang-Jieng-the-Stooped.” 


 


 

           

 

Preparing the warp before weaving
© Georges Condominas / musée du quai Branly collections


 

                       
     
 
  

 

Blanket also used as a coat in the cold season
71.1951.3.185
© musée du quai Branly / P. Gries

Field notebook: Woman spinning cotton (brae)
© Georges Condominas / musée du quai Branly collections


 

The Search of Food


 

“Sar Lak is deserted this afternoon. The entire village is off on a collective barrier fishing expedition (böt daak) at a spot known as ‘arm where the canoe is pulled’, upstream from its present location.”


 

                                                                                                                     
 

  

 

Women's active fish trap, nür gür kaa.  Pushing her trap ahead of her, the fisherwoman goes upstream and encloses the fish that she chases out of hiding from under the blocks of rock.
Bamboo, rattan
71.1951.3.67
© musée du quai Branly / P. Gries

Field notebook: Fish trap with spikes (1950.24.12)© Georges Condominas / musée du quai Branly collections


 

Meals


 

  












Children pounding rice
 
 

 

 

© Georges Condominas 

 


 

        











Sack of supple basketwork, borlo, for holding rice or magic objects.

Basketwork
71.1962.117.10
© musée du quai Branly / P. Gries

 




 

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