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date: 19 November 2019

Tōr [toor]locked

  • Margaret J. Kartomi
  • , revised by Don Niles

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[toor]

Large round or oval wooden percussion block of the Yos Sudarso Bay (Humboldt Bay) and Lake Sentani areas of eastern Papua, Indonesia. The block was dropped from the roof to the floor of the men’s cult house (mau) to make the uninitiated believe that a spirit had entered the house. The ...

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