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Gold 2021 Events / Sport

Pasola - A Sumbanese Sporting Tradition

  • Prize
    Gold in Events / Sport
  • Photographer
    Wolfgang Weinhardt

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. Captured in 2020 @ Sumba Barat, Indonesia