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Pasola - A Sumbanese Sporting Tradition

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    Bronze in Special/Others “Special”
  • Photographer
    Wolfgang Weinhardt
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Heralded by the arrival of the nyale, mythically revered sea worms, the Sumbanese celebrate a spectacular spear fight on horseback at the end of each rainy season: Pasola. a war ritual played to celebrate the rice planting season. The multi-day ceremony begins with the battle between the clans on the beach.
Pantai Wanokaka, Sumba Barat, Indonesia

GDR-born adventurer/autodidact

Focus on asian culture & biodiversity, animism, dogmas & rituals, street & travel photography

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