Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. For the racehorse, see Yagli horse. The wrestlers, known as pehlivan meaning "hero" or "champion" , wear a type of hand-stitched leather trousers called a kisbet sometimes kispet , which is traditionally made of water buffalo hide, and most recently has been made of calfskin. Wrestlers oil one another prior to matches as a demonstration of balance and mutual respect. Categories : Folk wrestling styles Wrestling in Turkey Turkish traditional sports.
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If a man defeats an older opponent, he kisses the latter's hand a sign of respect for elders in Turkey.
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Oil wrestling can be traced back to the ancient Sumer and Babylon. Archived from the original on Turkish wrestlers started covering themselves according to Islamic law between the navel and the knees after the 10th century. Lutte Traditionnelle Nuba Togolese Senegalese. If there is no winner, play continues for another 15 minutes—10 minutes for the pehlivan category, wherein scores are kept to determine the victor. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Chinese Japanese Korean Vietnam Okinawan.