Kafta Bazi

Photo by @andrewquilty for @burndiary. Kafta Bazi. 29.1.2014. A man trains his flock in the art of “Kafta Bazi” or Play of Pigeons, on his #rooftop that also houses his birds. When a competition is arranged between rival fanciers (as the trainers are known), the two attempt to guide their flocks through a series of maneuvers and turns with familiar whistling sounds and gestures with their “tor” (net). If the #bird of one trainer becomes tired or disoriented and ends up with the opposing #flock, the rival trainer will capture it with his tor, forcing the original owner to pay a ransom for its return. #bird #pigeon #sport #kabul #afghanistan

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