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oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1198401

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Title:Joseph Kasaon describes the ceremonial dress of initiates
kasaon-gorosioth
Contributor:BENSON
Joseph Kasaon
Contributor (translator):Tatu Toros
Coverage:Kenya
Date:2016-02-11
Description:In this video, Kasaon describes the special pieces of traditional attire adorned by the initiates once they begin to heal. After about three weeks in seclusion, the initiates come out in the open field to dance and prove to their parents and relatives that they underwent initiation successfully. They are, however, disguised so as to conceal their identity. On the head, they wear the gorosioth (a woven mask) while on the waist they have the simaboi (a piece of hide to serve as the vest and skirt). These are covered in decorated sisal skirts which is reported to be a practice borrowed from the neighbouring Luhya who also circumcize their boys.
Format:video/mp4
video/avchd
Identifier:oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1198401
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI1198401%23
Subject:Description
Terik language
Subject (ISO639):tec
Type:Video

OLAC Info

Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
Description:  http://www.language-archives.org/archive/soas.ac.uk
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OAI Info

OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI1198401
DateStamp:  2018-07-15
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Search Info

Citation: BENSON; Tatu Toros (translator); Joseph Kasaon. 2016-02-11. Endangered Languages Archive.
Terms: area_Africa country_KE iso639_tec

Inferred Metadata

Country: Kenya
Area: Africa


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