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Caci, whip fighting – Manggarai, Flores

July 2016

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Caci – Whip fighting on Flores

Caci is a ritual whip fight and a major element of the Manggarai cultural identity in the western part of the island of Flores. Caci is played out by two men, with one in the role of aggressor and the other one in the role of defender. Caci equipment, consisting of a whip, a shield, masks,

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