Pasola is a part of traditional procession of Marapu in Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara. They held it 4 times a year in different location between February – March. I visited Pasola on February 14th, 2012 that held in Lamboya, West Sumba.  Sandalwood ponies look so pretty on this festival. While the jockeys wore traditional clothes. But they didn’t do a full procession,  such as seeking Nyale or sea worm, just like in Wanokaka. But Lamboya gave me big bonus: an enchanting landscape of West Sumba.

The ceremony held in Sudan hill or a place used to called Hubba Kalla. A very large grassland that have two lonely gravestones of Marapu. I could see Kerewe Beach from the top. On the other part, I also saw some traditional house of Marapu called uma alang. (Dwi Putri Ratnasari/ Travelboogie)

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