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Hamer tribe - Hamer women dancing during bull jump

Hamer tribe - Hamer women dancing during bull jump
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Omo Valley, Ethiopia.
The Hamer (also spelled Hamar) are a tribal people in southwestern Ethiopia. They live in Hamer Bena woreda (or district), a fertile part of the Omo River valley, in the Debub Omo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region (SNNPR). They are largely pastoralists, so their culture places a high value on cattle.
Their society consists of a complex system of age groups. To pass from one age group to another involves complicated rituals. The most important ceremony for young men is the "bull jumping" ,the final test before passing into adulthood.
Before the main event of the ceremony the unmarried women of his family have to prove family's courage allowing themselves to be whipped.
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Date: 2013-10-09 15:09:00

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Fantastic capture & observation
Carlo J. Roberto 2013-10-08 13:50:27
superb ...
trimethylxanthine2 2013-10-08 16:01:58
Simansi...Preview ( on - off ) 2013-10-08 16:41:03
Great work! To my FAV! Have a nice Tuesday, my friend.
Franafricano 2013-10-08 16:58:55
Ciaoo Antonio fratellino caro
le tue foto son tutte magnifiche* grazie
Lïana 2013-10-08 17:21:43
Great shot.
Gilberto Russo 2013-10-08 21:51:38
belo scatto !!!!!!!!!
Ecinquantotto ( + 1.358.000 views !!! GRAZIE 2013-10-08 23:09:51
Asombroso trabajo, muy instructivo !
Que tengas una feliz jornada !
Una cita para tí:
"La amistad duplica las alegrías y divide las angustias por la mitad".
Sir Francis Bacon
gtercero 2013-10-08 23:33:09
magnificent piece
cyberjani 2013-10-08 23:38:18
Il tuo amore per l'Africa......bellissima.
marilù ON 2013-10-09 03:04:22
Una foto ..............Amorevole e rispettosa che ci fà vedere usi e costumi di un popolo meraviglioso !!

Un saluto anna
anna_musu on -Little present. 2013-10-09 03:43:44
Una sola parola: stupenda!
Franco & Lia 2013-10-10 00:50:31
bello scatto
gramulin 2013-10-10 14:21:39
great capture.
akhr1961 2013-10-15 08:07:14

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