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September 28, 2005

La lucha libre

"In the flouncy skirt and bowler hat...", the thrill of Bolivian women's wrestling.

In her red multilayered skirt, white pumps and gold-laced shawl, the traditional dress of the Aymara people, Ana Polonia Choque might well be preparing for a night of folk dancing or, perhaps, a religious festival. But as Carmen Rosa, master of the ring and winner of 100 bone-crunching bouts in Bolivia's colorful wrestling circuit, she is actually dressing for a night of mayhem.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 28, 2005 10:21 AM

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