The man on the picture is a Surma warrior. He is ready to fight with the stick he's got in his right hand. The fight is very impressive to watch, and dangerous too as they just do not care about what's happening around! On his left hand, he has a shield to protect the fingers. I saw a warrior who had 10 fingers broken They must not show any pain during the fight.
Suri tribe in Ethiopia battle each other with sticks
Omo Valley Photography Tour - Ethiopia's Last Tribes - Wild Images
Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. The beautiful decorations of a Hamer woman include heavy metal bracelets and animal skins decorated with beads Image by Inger Vandyke. A cattle herder at a remote cattle camp of the Mursi people. Image by Inger Vandyke. A young Hamer boy who is a part of the group that prepares a young initiate for his bull jumping ceremony. Napokot, a traditional Nyangatom woman, outside her hut in the remote Central Rift Valley region of southern Ethiopia. An attractive Hamer woman wearing a Binyari, or the heavy necklace with a 'lock' adornment, indicating she is the first wife of her husband Image by Inger Vandyke.
Ethiopia's tribes – in pictures
The traditional stick fighting, the Donga, was a practice that was outlawed by the Ethiopian government in but many tribes still continue to take part in the ceremonies. The winner is held in great prestige, with the battles becoming very competitive, sometimes even leading to severe injury or death. The fights are designed to train young men for violence, as the region has had a turbulent time in recent years. The fights are moderated via a referee however,t eh sport remains dangerous with tribesman having guns seized in recent years due to spectators shooting at opponents.
Suri people engaged in their traditional ritual stick fighting Donga. Post a Comment. February 13, It includes the Nilo-Saharan-speaking Mursi and Me'en. They are numbering about 30, and live in the Boma plateau of south-eastern Upper Nile bordering the Murle, the Giye and the Anyuak.