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Buzkashi, 2015

Levison Wood

Special Edition Print | Unframed | Signed by the Photographer:

  • 24 inches x 16 inches (Edition of 50)
  • 36 inches x 24 inches (Edition of 25)
  • 48 inches x 32 inches (Edition of 10)

These special prints are printed on Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl paper and hand-signed by Levison Wood

Orders will be delivered with a certificate of authenticity, hand-signed by the photographer giving limited edition provenance. 

£1,450.00
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Your special edition print is protected on all sides by archival foam and is taped meticulously by specialists at theprintspace to ensure no damage can occur. Please allow up to 10 days for delivery of your print, which will be signed by the photographer.

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Behind the Image

by Levison Wood

The National Sport of Afghanistan, Buzkashi is similar to polo - except instead of a ball, the shaggy carcass of a sheep or goat is used. Kirghiz nomads play the rough sport for fun but the origins of this variation of polo date back to the days of Genghis Khan. The rules of the game I witnessed appeared rather arbitrary and the aim seemed to be to simply grab the skin and run with it to the end of the field while other players attempt to steal it. Riders are frequently knocked clean off their horses and it can sometimes turn violent. The Wakhi inhabitants of this remote valley are talented horsemen, though, and typically learn to ride before they can walk.
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