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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. The ceremony is about hierarchy and tribe's membership. The young man who is to leap has his head parially shaved and he's rubbed with sand to wash away his sins.
He's then smeared with dung to give him strength while strips of tree bark are strapped around his naked body in a cross as a form of spiritual protection. The elders line up between six, like in the picture, and up to twenty cows and castrated male cattle depending on family's wealth.
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 mujra naked dance, the man must leap across the line a minimum of four times. Only when, without falling, he has been through his initiation rite can he marry the wife chosen for him by his family, and start to build up his own herd.
Amongst them are 60' to 70' Hamar, an Omotic community inhabiting southwestern Ethiopia. My Account Cart.