OLAC Record

Title:Opum ‘Pigeon’
Access Rights:Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
Bibliographic Citation:Darja Hoenigman (collector), Darja Munbaŋgoapik (performer), Merorin Saponoŋ (performer), 2018. Opum ‘Pigeon’. TIFF/JPEG/MXF/MP4. DKH01-042_opum at catalog.paradisec.org.au. https://dx.doi.org/10.26278/GFDQ-RB92
Contributor (compiler):Darja Hoenigman
Contributor (performer):Darja Munbaŋgoapik
Merorin Saponoŋ
Coverage (Box):northlimit=-4.16134; southlimit=-5.27824; westlimit=143.02; eastlimit=144.191
Coverage (ISO3166):PG
Date (W3CDTF):2018-08-10
Date Created (W3CDTF):2018-08-10
Description:This string figure represents a pigeon (TP balus). The pigeon most commonly found on Awiakay land is Zoe Imperial Pigeon (Ducula zoeae). Along with several other birds which are occasionally shot for food, pigeon is mentioned in one of the songs of Kaunjambi, the iconic Awiakay all-night song-dance cycle (Hoenigman 2015a: 229). This string figure can be made in two different ways, each involving a transformation from another figure. At the beginning of the video we can see the maker starting with the design of a pig (yay). She then continues ‘to hold the pigeon’ (the name of a certain stage in string figure-making), after which the design of a pigeon (opum) emerges. The second part of the video shows the other way of making the ‘pigeon’, this time starting with the final design of mema injua kumapa ‘the enormous vulva of a dead woman’s spirit’, then transforming it into opum ‘the pigeon’, which is later turned into wanday ‘the chicken’. Images: 02: Darja Munbaŋgoapik showing the final design of opum ‘pigeon’ 03: opum ‘Zoe Imperial Pigeon’ (Ducula zoeae) . Language as given: Awiakay
Format:Digitised: no Media: audiovisual recording
Identifier (URI):http://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/DKH01/042_opum
Language:Tok Pisin
Language (ISO639):tpi
Rights:Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
Subject (OLAC):language_documentation
Table Of Contents (URI):http://catalog.paradisec.org.au/repository/DKH01/042_opum/DKH01-042_opum-01.tif
Type (DCMI):MovingImage


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Citation: Darja Hoenigman (compiler); Darja Munbaŋgoapik (performer); Merorin Saponoŋ (performer). 2018. Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC).
Terms: area_Pacific country_PG dcmi_MovingImage iso639_tpi olac_language_documentation

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