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The Kordofan Nuba of the Sudan





In the Sudan of east Africa are the Nuba of Kordofan a tribe we hear very little about. Once great warriors they now express their fighting energy through wrestling. Wrestling lies at the center of their life, to a Nuba, wrestling far transcends the role of a sport: it is the expression of all that distinguishes the Nuba way of life. At the matches the competitors wear ash all over their bodies making them take on a special appearance. They cut their hair with creative designs then cake it with mud then cover with ash. They also remove their eyebrows.

During the time of the harvest is when wrestling is at its highest and the greater the harvest the more matches take place. The Nuba are a proud, and strong people.







Edition of 10

19 inches, plus 4 inch marble base. Combined Height 23 inches