Hamtar in Kapi • Kapi, 2015
Hamtar in Kapi â¢ Kapi, 2015
Villagers in Kapi tosses âred fruitâ (buah sanap) towards the manimar named 'Hamtar' from the Amnes clan. As manimar arrives in the village, the children will then playfully throw the manimar the fruits. The wearer is protected in the mask.
The manimar in a jipae feast represents an orphan boy. According to legend, the orphan boy starts from stealing food from the village, and develops his cunning skills. As he wears the mask, he scares women out so that the women drop the food they gather in the forest. This trick is then revealed by the men of the village, who then agreed with the manimar to keep his secret to the trick and that orphans should not be left alone.