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"Karong Woja Wole": A rice ceremony from the east

  • Whiplash: Caci [whip fight] dance is performed by members of the Ndolu ethnic group at the peak of the Karong Woja Wole tradition. JP/Markus Makur

    Whiplash: Caci [whip fight] dance is performed by members of the Ndolu ethnic group at the peak of the Karong Woja Wole tradition. JP/Markus Makur

  • Colorful troupe: Women are dressed in traditional costumes in performing the Ndolu ethnic group’s Karong Woja Wole tradition in Ranakolong village, East Manggarai regency, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. JP/Markus Makur

    Colorful troupe: Women are dressed in traditional costumes in performing the Ndolu ethnic group’s Karong Woja Wole tradition in Ranakolong village, East Manggarai regency, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. JP/Markus Makur

  • Hit them hard: Four Ndolu women are executing the ritual of tuk woja wole [pounding new paddy] in the yard of the Ndolu traditional house in Waekekik hamlet. The Ndolu custom only allows women to do this job. JP/Markus Makur

    Hit them hard: Four Ndolu women are executing the ritual of tuk woja wole [pounding new paddy] in the yard of the Ndolu traditional house in Waekekik hamlet. The Ndolu custom only allows women to do this job. JP/Markus Makur

  • Passing the tradition: Ndolu women put paddy on the heads of Ndolu girls to perform the Karong Woja Wole tradition. JP/Markus Makur

    Passing the tradition: Ndolu women put paddy on the heads of Ndolu girls to perform the Karong Woja Wole tradition. JP/Markus Makur

  • Open for blessings: Elders of the Ndolu ethnic group open paddy wrappings for rituals of Karong Woja Wole. JP/Markus Makur

    Open for blessings: Elders of the Ndolu ethnic group open paddy wrappings for rituals of Karong Woja Wole. JP/Markus Makur

  • Lower is better: Paddy is lowered by Ndolu elders for community ritual purposes. JP/Markus Makur

    Lower is better: Paddy is lowered by Ndolu elders for community ritual purposes. JP/Markus Makur

  • Hand in hand: Ndolu elders are arranging paddy for rituals in the location of Watu Nurung [stone of offerings] in the Lodok Puran Kae field. JP/Markus Makur

    Hand in hand: Ndolu elders are arranging paddy for rituals in the location of Watu Nurung [stone of offerings] in the Lodok Puran Kae field. JP/Markus Makur

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