Photographer's Note

Presean or fight with rattan (stick) was already known by the people of Lombok since long. But culture is full of violence when it turned into a unique martial arts style that combined a unique and funny of his players.

With a bare-body and a cane in his right hand and a shield made of animal skins in his left hand, two young men who are known by the name of this pepadu virility preparing to pit each other in front of hundreds of spectators who surrounded them outside the ring.

This dance is wellknown as dance rattan is already known from Lombok Sasak society for generations. Originally a part of a ritual ceremony to invoke the rain as drought. A tradition in the development of later-which also functions as an entertainment-a lot of interest. As part of efforts to preserve local culture, Presean Lombok began often contested.

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