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‘Munding Edan’ = Mad Buffalo

Culture | Sunday 6 December 2009 | sundanesecorner.org

'Atraksi Munding Edan' (Mad Buffalo Attraction) by Bandung-based photographer Heriwanto. Well, this is not a real 'munding' (buffalo). Some men were a big buffalo-like puppet in a Bandung festival a couple of months ago. 'Munding' is one of the most important cattles in the past everyday life, mainly in rural areas. It helps farmers in ploughing 'sawah' (paddy field). One needs to be aware, however, of a mad buffalo. Just stay apart from it unless you want to be gored by it.  It seemed that photographer Heriwanto was trying to avoid the 'mad buffalo'. At least, he was trying to stay apart from other photographers in this photo contest in order to get a unique angle.

BANDUNG----'Atraksi Munding Edan' (Mad Buffalo Attraction) by Bandung-based photographer Heriwanto. Well, that was not a real 'munding' (buffalo). Some men were playing a big buffalo-like puppet in a Bandung festival a couple of weeks ago. 'Munding' is one of the most important cattles in the life of traditional Sundanese society, mainly in rural areas. It helps farmers in ploughing 'sawah' (paddy field). One needs to be aware, however, of the danger of a mad buffalo. Just stay apart from it unless you want to be gored by it. It seemed that photographer Heriwanto was trying to avoid the 'mad buffalo'. At least, he was trying to stay apart from other photographers in this photo contest in order to get a unique angle.

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