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Hi guys, long time without posting anything. Long story in short: some family issues got me away by the last month, but I´m back now. This is a draw done time ago about a tradition of Los Andes called Tinku, wich is a Fight/dance... I think I know this two guys fighting, but not sure, where they are from? O_O

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Tinku, a Bolivian Aymara tradition, began as a form of ritualistic combat. In the Aymara language, it means “meeting-encounter.” During this ritual, men and women from different communities will meet and begin the festivities by dancing. The women will then form circles and begin chanting while the men proceed to fight each other; rarely the women will join in the fighting as well. Large tinkus are held in Potosí during the first few weeks of May.  The story behind this cultural dance is that long ago, the Spanish conquistadors made the indigenous people their slaves. Tinku dance costumes are colorful and decorative. Men wear an undershirt, pants, jacket, sandals (abarcas), and hard helmet like hats. Even though the people were slaves, they loved to dance, and would often fight, but never really hurting each other.  Because of the rhythmic way the men throw their fists at each other, and because they stand in a crouched stance going in circles around each other, a dance was formed. This dance, the Festive Tinku, simulates the traditional combat, bearing a warlike rhythm.

During the brawl itself, men will often carry rocks in their hands to have greater force in their punches, or they will just throw them at opponents. Sometimes, especially in the town of Macha in Potosí, where the brawl gets the most violent, men will wrap strips of cloth with shards of glass stuck to them around their fists to cause greater damage. Slingshots and whips are also used, though not as much as hand-to-hand combat.[2] The last day of the fight is considered the most violent and police almost always have to separate the mass of bloody men and women.
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Khasdannyanlord Featured By Owner Edited Apr 24, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
perfecto como siempre! pero me gusta mas huka huka
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scamwich Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
There should be a tinku anime now based on this. I'd watch. 
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Professional Photographer
Q viva Bolivia. :bulletred::bulletyellow::bulletgreen:
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Bladeninja76 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah what a tradition.
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
Quite nice
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kaze26 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
Awesome
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SteveMillersArt Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
nice job
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Dark13Death Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
pese a que yo me siento ageno a todo tipo de costumbre o cultura esta festividad me parece muy genial si no se va de la raya y aun asi no le quita nunca lo artistico <3
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DarkerEve Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
Cool.
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
nice work
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ToruKun1 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
LOL do they look like Ken and Ryu on purpose? :D
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AceofSpades53 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018
I know right?
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shulk326 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Student General Artist
Awesome.
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Kestrel-ShadowTalon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Very interesting! Learned something new! :D
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work. :clap:
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vanBlood Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Nice
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Estheryu Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Professional General Artist
very nice gallery!
nice to meet you here!
have a nice day!:love:
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SINFULLY-Shaw Featured By Owner Edited Mar 9, 2018
Rolf Emote 1 "That's my horse!"
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Daggerhammer Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
I have a buddy who got involved in breaking this up once when a friend of his was getting sorely beaten to a pulp.  He said it was the most amusing and interesting beating he ever took.  No real harm to him, but his pal just didn't know when to quit so he was pretty rough.
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trilliondollerman Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Festive fight club?
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FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
I am very impressed by this! Job well done here! Keep it up! And of course do your best okay?
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pimpaladettesdude Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
"red guy : YOU STOLE NOODLE SOUP IN STAWR YOU LEAVE NOW *HADOOOKEN*  

white guy : I ATE SOUP AND HAD GOOD DAY NOW CLEAN FLOOR NOW OR NO SOUP FOR YOU AGAIN *SHURYIKEN* " 
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S3rb4n Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me encanta que hayas utilizado a los primos aymaras de Ryu y Ken para la ilustracion XD
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CLcris Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
I love it! I know it's not as glamorous as you make it look, but still I love it!!
I'm from Bolivia by the way.
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Persona22 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
You forgot to mention that they usually drink alcoholic beverages before doing the fighting.
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CLcris Featured By Owner Edited Mar 9, 2018
Usually, but that's not that relevant since it's normal to drink during a celebration no matter where you live, I'm I wrong? Alcohol is there but is not a part of the celebration itself.
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Persona22 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Maybe so, but it is "part of the tradition" and he didn't mention it. Was pointing it out.
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Kenisi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
So, if I'm getting this right, the fighting itself is basically a more violent version of Capoeira.
Disguising fighting as dancing in the days of slavery was more common than I thought, the things you learn in GENZOMAN's gallery. ^^
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tubi4 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Nice job :meow:
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Joel-Cevallos Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
I can’t help but think of this ( youtu.be/fLcm_DUFa-I ) 
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