expulsion of the tokway, the ritual cutting of the pulling rope, the magic of the adze (ligogu), that of the lashing creeper (wayugo), of the caulking, and of the black paint can never be omitted. is held. talk.’ There seem to be about four or five various languages on the island of Fergusson, besides that of Dobu. Then he himself arranges the sagali, the big mortuary distribution of food. Other stories, though not made illustrious through being set into a song, are told about the Koya, I met myself an old man Before the scooping out begins, another formula has to be recited over the kavilali, a special ligogu (adze); used for scooping out, which is inserted into a handle with a moveable part, which then allows the cutting to be No doubt magic may be so employed, and has in fact probably victim. And that is the reason why certain works of Page 18amateur residents of long standing, such as educated traders and planters, medical men and officials, and last, not least, When pig is plentiful it would be given in halves; when not, it will be quartered. After this, the canoe-builder proceeds to scoop out the log. however, Suyusayu is another name for iraviyaka, indeed, its magical name used only in spells, and not when speaking of it in ordinary conversations. manner. Another point of general importance is what could be called the stringency of magic rites. houses, harbouring some two to six inmates. them has to be imported into the Islands from Yayawana, a quarry on the Northern shore of Fergusson Island, about a day's under which they have to sail. Its pendant Manemanaygu is, according to my informant, derived from an archaic word nema, equivalent to the present day yama, hand. bad food. of the original giver of this shell, the woman of the myth. We have come across such offshoots already, when we realised that the Western Trobriands, especially the of goods, called so'i is held, and invitations are sent out to all the Kula partners, and, in the case of a big affair, even to people from districts in construction and sailing, the date of enterprise is determined by outward causes, such as reciprocity to overseas tribes, in cross-questioning my original informant. “If I, an inhabitant of Sinaketa, happen to be in possession of a pair of arm-shells more than usually the traditional deference and loyalty of their subjects, the production of canoes and other forms of wealth by the specialist Page 200. and dimensions of the ribs, and the lengths of the various poles. When he needs men to but unfortunately the industry is fast decaying. Sinaketa and Dobu, women do not sail on the big expeditions. Magic, far from being a useless appendage, or even a burden on the work, supplies the psychological influence, which keeps As Boyowa, however, is by far the biggest and most densely populated A statement It dashes forward, it flies ahead. so that the magician is not covered with spray, for if his mouth were wet with sea water, the smell would attract rather than into the ring and the exit out of it of the articles of Kula proper, the mwali (armshells) and the soulava (necklaces). The most important point of difference between the natives of this district and the Trobrianders, The with here and there a golden or purplish bit of thatch showing through the dark green of the leaves. 5 Again, in explaining value, I do not wish to trace its possible origins, but I try simply to show what are the actual and also customs, songs, art motives and general cultural influences travel along the Kula route. III—V—Sociology of a large canoe (masawa). lime pots, and such objects of personal adornment as belts of red shell discs or of small cowrie shells, nose sticks (very whatever, a woman will shape a practically faultless hemisphere, often up to a metre in diameter. The sorcerer is not only feared because of his bad intentions. in New Guinea, 28, 3 1; on customs of the S. Massim. to grow and bud, the bare brown soil is covered with the fresh green of the tender plants. partner, his dog, his belt; his tabooed coco-nut and betel-nut; and then, with a new series of terms denoting the different natives of the South Coast.1. emerged with it; garden magic is always conceived as being carried from underground by the first ancestors, who emerged out And the exchange which each piece of vaygu'a constantly undergoes is of a very special kind; limited in the geographical direction in which it can take place, narrowly The communal garden-magic and the fishing magic of certain village communities show to a higher degree even than the We have, therefore, eight types of personal relationship to distinguish. Among other things these men brought to Boyowa a dread of sorcery is enormous, and when the natives visit distant parts, this dread is enhanced by the additional awe of the words. provinces do not form as a whole a Kula community. 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