Calvin Klein at the Pasola
December 9, 2006 10:22pm CST
The Pasola which is held on the Indonesian island of Sumba every year is a religious event which takes the form of a ritual war. One of the many highlights is the traditional dress of the combatants. All participants dress in their finest, mostly in superb traditional ikat weaving. In the midst of it all is one warrior wearing what I assume was the pride and joy of his wardrobe - his Calvin Klein shirt - the only one, I might add! There is some more detail about the event in a few other photos I have posted on TrekEarth about it - particularly "Pasola Warrior" posted in November 2004.