Title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work) -- archival collection
Supplementary materials: photographs, sound recordings, camera logs, kinship and household field data
Film footage shot by Barbara Johnson among the Jyapu subcaste of the Newars of Tawnany Tole, Thecho village in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: September 13, 2 - 4:30PM, CR49, everyday activities in the Tawnany Tole courtyard. A boy sits by himself, perhaps lonely, his mother had been there before and then left, the boy seems to pretend to fly a kite. Two women sit together on a mat de-husking cornstalks, which will later be braided into mats. An older man spreads grains out to dry on mats. A grandmother is dressed in white because her husband has died within the past year. Two young girls "build" something with handfuls of dirt they scoop up from the ground. A young girl imitates her mother winnowing grain, the mother tolerates the "help". Tow boys roll up and carry a heavy mat and another is seen taking care of his baby sister. September 14, CR 50, a girl thoroughly washes her feet and calves in a puddle. Two elderly women sit on a mat and pass a cigarette back and forth. Several boys play a common game of hopping with one leg, trying to bump into each other. On September 15, 8 to 9AM, CR 51, a non-local watch repairman is seen with a group of villagers gathered around him. A mother nursing her own son pokes at the genitals of the baby boy who has come up to sit beside her, this is perhaps to tease her own son. A father plays with his baby son. A toddler gets into corn drying in the courtyard.
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD