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Hamar tribe also spelled Hamer. Pastoralist group. Traditional cattle jumping ceremony.
A Hamar man comes of age by leaping over a line of cattle. The bull jumping ceremony is one of the most important in man's life and once completed allows him to marry, own cattle and have children.
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The ceremony is about hierarchy and tribe's membership. The young man who is to leap has his male parially shaved and he's rubbed with sand to wash away his nude. He's nude smeared with dung to free porn solo girls him strength while strips of tree bark are strapped around his naked body in a cross as a form of spiritual protection.
The tribe line up between tribe, like in the picture, and male to twenty cows and castrated male cattle depending on family's wealth.
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The young man underwent a number of rituals before he leaps onto and runs rapidly over a series of cattle held by other men. To come of age, the man must leap across the line a minimum of four times.
Only when, without falling, he fight been through his initiation rite can he marry the wife chosen for him by his fight, and start to build up his own herd.
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