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Revival of Balinese water buffalo race

  • Two boys carry tengala and lampit, tools used in makepung lampit, a buffalo race on a wet paddy field in Jembrana. JP/ Agung Parameswara

    Two boys carry tengala and lampit, tools used in makepung lampit, a buffalo race on a wet paddy field in Jembrana. JP/ Agung Parameswara

  • Participants arrive early in the morning with their buffaloes at the competition venue in Kaliakah village. JP/ Agung Parameswara

    Participants arrive early in the morning with their buffaloes at the competition venue in Kaliakah village. JP/ Agung Parameswara

  • Participants dress up their buffalo as they prepare for the makepung lampit-water buffalo race in Jembrana. JP/ Agung Parameswara

    Participants dress up their buffalo as they prepare for the makepung lampit-water buffalo race in Jembrana. JP/ Agung Parameswara

  • A Balinese woman prays before the race. JP/ Agung Parameswara

    A Balinese woman prays before the race. JP/ Agung Parameswara

  • A jockey spurs buffaloes adorned with replicas of Balinese headdress during a race in Kaliakah village in Jembrana. JP/ Agung Parameswara

    A jockey spurs buffaloes adorned with replicas of Balinese headdress during a race in Kaliakah village in Jembrana. JP/ Agung Parameswara

  • Two buffaloes wearing decorative socks on their horns race on a wet paddy field in Jembrana. JP/ Agung Parameswara

    Two buffaloes wearing decorative socks on their horns race on a wet paddy field in Jembrana. JP/ Agung Parameswara

  • A racer spurs his buffaloes during a makepung lampit buffalo race in Jembrana. JP/ Agung Parameswara

    A racer spurs his buffaloes during a makepung lampit buffalo race in Jembrana. JP/ Agung Parameswara

  • A participant holds his buffaloes before a race in Kaliakah village in Jembrana. JP/ Agung Parameswara

    A participant holds his buffaloes before a race in Kaliakah village in Jembrana. JP/ Agung Parameswara

  • Three pairs of buffaloes race through muddy water in Jembrana. JP/ Agung Parameswara

    Three pairs of buffaloes race through muddy water in Jembrana. JP/ Agung Parameswara

  • The winning jockey celebrates his victory after a buffalo race in Kaliakah village in Jembrana. JP/ Agung Parameswara

    The winning jockey celebrates his victory after a buffalo race in Kaliakah village in Jembrana. JP/ Agung Parameswara

  • A jockey falls in the middle of a race in Kaliakah village in Jembrana. JP/ Agung Parameswara

    A jockey falls in the middle of a race in Kaliakah village in Jembrana. JP/ Agung Parameswara

  • A participant runs to control his buffaloes during makepung lampit in Kaliakah village in Jembrana. JP/ Agung Parameswara

    A participant runs to control his buffaloes during makepung lampit in Kaliakah village in Jembrana. JP/ Agung Parameswara

  • A participant rests during a buffalo race in Kaliakah village in Jembrana. JP/ Agung Parameswara

    A participant rests during a buffalo race in Kaliakah village in Jembrana. JP/ Agung Parameswara

  • Participants reach the finishing line during the makepung lampit buffalo race in Kaliakah village in Jembrana. JP/ Agung Parameswara

    Participants reach the finishing line during the makepung lampit buffalo race in Kaliakah village in Jembrana. JP/ Agung Parameswara

  • Participants walk around the arena after the buffalo race is over. JP/ Agung Parameswara

    Participants walk around the arena after the buffalo race is over. JP/ Agung Parameswara