- banana stem, often sliced to use as pig food, or boiled with spices to make the vegetable called ares
- used as the base into which Wayang Kulit puppets are stuck during a performance, also used as the central column of a high offering into which cakes, fruits, etc., are skewered.
Luung-luungan , tusing makelo tuwuhn
Literally: the very best banana stems don't last for a long time; said about apparently attractive things that are only short-lived
Ulah egar I Nyoman Punduh maan meli TV ane mudah. Mara anggona aminggu, suba usak Tvne tusing ngenah gambar. Peh. . saja luung-luungan , tusing makelo tuuhne.[example 1]
I Nyoman Punduh was so happy when he bought an inexpensive TV. After a week, his TV was broken, there was no picture at all. Well …it's true that however good a banana trunk is, it wouldn't last long.
Lalita: "Engken to, Mbo Tu."[example 2]
Dila: "Ne, Mbo matatu." Lalita: "Yen matatu, kerikan gedebong ubadne."Pelut lan kutang kulit gedebong ane paling sisi. Kerik kulit gedebong sane nyalig. Tempel kerikan gedebong ring tatune.
Lalita: "What is happening, Sis?"
Dila: "I've cut myself." Lalita: "For the cut, scraping from banana trunk is the treatment."Peel and discard the outer layer of the trunk. Scrape the soft layer. Put the scraping on the cut.
- Fred Eiseman
- Taru Pramana