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A Sumbanese man light and set the candles around the megalith tomb of his ancestor in Wainyapu, Kodi. For many of the the Sumbanese, who still believe in the ancient animism called Marapu, the day around Pasola is considered holy. And many of them came from faraway village in Sumba to watch Pasola. Pasola is an ancient tradition from the Indonesian island of Sumba. Categorized as both extreme traditional sport and ritual, Pasola is an annual mock horse warfare performed in response to the harvesting season. In the battelfield, the Pasola warriors use blunt spears as their weapon. However, fatal accident still do occurs.
A Sumbanese man light and set the candles around the megalith tomb of his ancestor in Wainyapu, Kodi. For many of the the Sumbanese, who still believe in the ancient animism called Marapu, the day around Pasola is considered holy. And many of them came from faraway village in Sumba to watch Pasola. Pasola is an ancient tradition from the Indonesian island of Sumba. Categorized as both extreme traditional sport and ritual, Pasola is an annual mock horse warfare performed in response to the...
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Keywords:
  • Horse
  • Horseback
  • Indonesia
  • Megalithic Culture
  • Nusa Tenggara
  • People
  • Sumba
  • Traditional Sport