Unlike the faculties of speech and hearing, which are highly elaborated and valued in Kĩsêdjê society, the vision does not have such a positive elaboration or evaluation. The word Kĩsêdjê to "see" has a more restricted sense than in the Portuguese language. The eye is not the "window of the soul", but of what can be dangerous and antisocial. The symbolic emphasis on the Kĩsêdjê's view is on the importance of the extraordinary vision possessed only by sorcerers (wayanga).
A person becomes a sorceress when an invisible spell enters your eyes. Certain species of birds also have spells in their eyes. These people have a kind of "super-vision," being able to look up and see the village of the dead in the sky, as well as look down and see the bonfire of the people who live underground, and can still look around and see the enemy Indians from distant villages.
Not being congenital or inherited, the spell only enters the eye of a person who is in some way immoral, or "shameless" (añi mbai kidi). Sorcerers are antisocial, selfish, and vindictive persons. Thus, people become witches because they do not share their food and belongings or because they do not observe sexual and feeding restrictions during a critical period. Other ways to become a sorcerer are, for example, stepping on a new grave, having sex with a sorcerer, or touching a dead sorcerer. When a person does not hear (Kumba) the exhortations (kaperni) of his father, his boss or the ritual specialist, he is añi mbai kidi, at the risk of becoming a sorceress.
Kĩsêdjê sorcerers see things that normal people are unable to see. They do not hear-understand-know as a "normal person" (in the sense of obeying the instructions). They have their own way of speaking, a "bad speech" called kaperni kasaga (kasaga means "bad", "ugly"). And, like malicious gossip, "bad speech" is the opposite of "speech of the square" in many respects. It is only practiced within the houses and surroundings of the village, never in the square.
The Kĩsêdjê say that wizards are responsible for almost all deaths and diseases. When they occur, the victims try to discover the identity of the sorcerers, and in the past they killed the most feared. People who recover from a sorcerer's attack can become composers of new songs as they expand their ability to hear the songs of natural beings (animals, plants, etc.) and introduce them to the village in ritual periods.
You may choose between a male and female who are willing to assist a keeper in the arts and practices of second sight and psychic attack.
The vessel is a large natural shell pendant with a very faint tribal engraving.