After the ritual greeting, the first station of the beer procession begins. The route taken to the dignitaries’ houses is a reversal of the movement imagined in the distribution of the rump meat, since the beer procession proceeds not from upper (the Kirsani) to lower (the Sisa), but rather from lower to upper. At the level of the distribution of rump meat, a process subordinate to tsoru commensality, a temporary reversal of seniority between Sisa and Kirsani can take place, as expressed through the temporal sequence of distribution, but after the entrance into the village, the Sisa’s seniority is once again confirmed. The sequence of visits underlines, first of all, the hierarchical opposition between Sisa and Kirsani and second, that between ...

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