Thighs bent, arms closed and chins on arms, to tek hod should hold your opponent to begin with an episode of cumberland and westmorland wrestling. next, since this collection of historical and modern pictures from cumbria in north-west the united kingdomt illustrates, only mastery regarding the sports techniques stands between individuals as well as the cold, hard floor.

The costumes are not any simple whim of design, but a mandated the main sport: its regulating human body insists on clothes, leggings, a singlet and centrepiece. the embroidered decorations right here seen on john reay, a contestant on yearly grasmere sports event day back again to the 1860s, a coming together of regional textile practices and also the crafts and arts action.

Tek hod: embroidered wrestlers for the north is published by centrecentre

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