OLAC Record

Title:SK and KM make dye
Lacandón Cultural Heritage
Contributor (speaker):KM
Contributor (translator):Elizabeth
Description:SK and KM make dye.
Lacandon Cultural Heritage is a documentation of the language and culture of the northern Lacandon(Maya), who live in the rain forest in Chiapas, the south-eastern state of Mexico. They number approximately 350 men, women and children, who have retained much of their traditional culture and religion. The project serves as a preservative measure against loss of the traditional knowledge, stories, and verbal performances that are central to Lacandon culture. It also serves as an interactive resource tool for linguists and non-linguists to access data relevant to their areas of interest, such as folklore, ethnobotany, cultural anthropology, etc.
KM andSK make dyes in the traditional Lacandon manner. This was requested by the collector. KM chars the leaves of a plant used to make purple dye. She is asked to describe what she is doing and why. She and SK then go out to cut a certain root used to make yellow dye. There is some dialogue between the two during this event. KM then prepares the root by grating it. SK is seen swirlingit around in a glass of waters. They both return indoors where SK scrapes a type of stone used to make brown dye. He procedes to make black dye by mixing soot from the stove pipe and hearth with water. The session culminates with the lining up of the various glasses of liquid dyes.
Lacandon is themain language spoken in this session. SK and the collectors can be heard speaking Spanish.
SK and KM participate in this session. There are othjer family members present during therecording, but they do not take part in the event. The collectors are present and can be heard asking a few questions at the beginningof the session. NI is present and can be heard asking KM the first question at the top of the session. She does not take any further part in the event. KPcan be heard in the background.
KM is CK Viejo's third and eldest living wife. She is the head of the household, by virtue of her seniority. She has borne ten children, all of whom are now adults and have long since moved out of the family household. She is adored by KP's grandchild, Lej. She has never left the village, except for the occasional trips to other surrounding villages, and the larger towns of Ocosingo and San Cristobal.
KP was born and raised in Naha. She was brought into CK Viejo's household when she was five years old. She was raised by her co-wife KM. She and CK Viejo had ten children, some of whom still live on the family property. She has not ventured far from Naha.
The collector of this session data is also responsbile for the collection of all of the data sessions and the whole project.
Born in January 1990 in Nahá. She has always lived there. She has a younger brother. She was raised by her father and step-father. She is married to SK and lives with his extended family.
SK is one of CK and KP's younger children. He was born in Naha and has lived there all his life. He still lives at home, with his new wife NI. He provides the bulk of the Lacandon-Spanish translations, and is present during many sessions recorded with AM.
Achiote_01.imdi: Achiote is another plant material used to make red dye. A demonstration on how this is done, see the session below.
Publisher:Suzanne Cook
University of Victoria
Spanish language
Lacandon language
Subject (ISO639):spa


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DateStamp:  2017-02-14
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Citation: KM (speaker); KP (speaker); Elizabeth (translator); Suzanne; NI; SK. 2004-03-26. Suzanne Cook.
Terms: area_Americas area_Europe country_ES country_MX iso639_lac iso639_spa

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Country: SpainMexico
Area: AmericasEurope

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