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.


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.


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.


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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