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The article has photos of people who seem to be enjoying playing cricket. Bizarre.
posted by fredludd at 2:48 PM on November 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


They are fantastic photos. Thanks!
posted by Trivia Newton John at 3:10 PM on November 10, 2013


Neat!
posted by francesca too at 3:15 PM on November 10, 2013


Wow those guys are ripped. Zero body fat...
posted by jim in austin at 3:32 PM on November 10, 2013


The mix of traditional clothing and cricket kit is remarkably, strangely beautiful.
posted by rtha at 3:34 PM on November 10, 2013 [4 favorites]


I hope she introduced the afternoon tea break with scones.
posted by arcticseal at 3:47 PM on November 10, 2013


These are awesome pics, so much better than that "Before they are gone" stiff that was posted up before.

A small quibble with the article: "Cricket came to this remote corner of Kenya... " - Laikipia is neither particularly remote, nor corner, of Kenya. It's a quite populated area, actually. It's a little thing, but not everything involving Africa and elegantly dressed tribespeople is remote or isolated, you know?
posted by smoke at 3:56 PM on November 10, 2013 [10 favorites]


I love the Maasai. They bring effortless cool to whatever they do.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 5:36 PM on November 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Really neat! Thanks for sharing. I echo rtha's comment.
posted by michellenoel at 6:51 PM on November 10, 2013


I totally expected crickets in red plaid fighting each other. Needless to say, I was disappointed.
posted by vorpal bunny at 7:29 PM on November 10, 2013


Beautiful photos and doggone good-lookin' fellas!
posted by BlueHorse at 7:39 PM on November 10, 2013


> Wow those guys are ripped. Zero body fat...

The Maasai traditional diet is superlative, despite Western misconceptions about saturated fats. Too bad they all can't live off of the cattle now due to population increase, so refined grains are creeping in, with the usual deleterious effects.
posted by planetesimal at 8:04 PM on November 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


I am tickled that some of these guys seem to have digital watches (?) or those rubbery bracelet things that have slogans on them (like the Livestrong ones).
posted by LobsterMitten at 11:21 PM on November 10, 2013


It's a little thing, but not everything involving Africa and elegantly dressed tribespeople is remote or isolated, you know?

As Africa develops and modernizes, I hope they can reconcile and integrate the traditional with the modern like this more and more, similar to the way Japanese culture does, or at least reappropriate and recontextualize westen cultural practices, like Botswanan metal culture.
posted by Slap*Happy at 6:38 AM on November 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ah, this is wonderful.
I would go to more live sports events if the players all dressed this well.
posted by madamjujujive at 3:21 PM on November 11, 2013


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