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Pasola – Sumba

Pasola – Sumba March 2017 Pasola is a mounted spear-fighting competition from western Sumba. It is played by throwing wooden spears at the opponent while riding a horse, to celebrate the rice planting season. The word Pasola means spear in the local language. According to legend, Pasola originated with a woman from the village of Waiwuang. When her husband – a …

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Wainyapu – West Sumba

Wainyapu – West Sumba March 2017 Wainyapu is one of the oldest traditional villages in West Sumba and lies on the island’s southern shore, just across a river estuary to the east of much more famous Ratenggaro, one of the most visited and famous traditional villages in West Sumba. Wainyapu is almost a forgotten place …

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