The forgotten faces of the Bobohizan

Few years ago, it was an honor to be invited to observed the magavau ritual rehearsal by a group of old bobohizan joined by their apprentices.

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The group was led by matriarch Rosenani Sogondun, a keeper of the old practices which she inherited and taken over from her predecessors many years ago.

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It is not often one can see bobohizan rehearsal close up because such practices are not encourage since the spread of christian religion among the natives.

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It is unsure how long the practices can be preserved and continue because generally the community not really well verse or understand a lot about it to inherit their  knowledge and wisdom.

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