Forest Enets

Washing a newborn

An Enets speaker remembers the birth of a baby in the tundra and the afterbirth washing ritual.  

Recording: The text was recorded in Potapovo in 2010 by Andrey Shluinsky, Natalya Stoynova and Maria Ovsjannikova. It was transcribed by Natalya Stoynova with the help of Gennadiy Ivanov, and glossed by Andrey Shluinsky.