Man preparing and throwing Tejo during Tejo game in rural arena, Boyacá department, Colombia

Tejo is a traditional sport in Colombia. The sport originated by the Chibcha people from pre-Hispanic central-western Colombia. It is played by throwing a metal puck or disc weighing approximately about 680g, called a Tejo, across an alley at a distance of approximately twenty meters, to a one meter by one meter board covered with clay and set at a forty-five degree angle. The board is filled with clay so the tejo will stick in place. In the center of the board, there is a circular metal ring known as a bocin. On the metal ring are placed two to four triangular folded paper packets, called mechas, which are filled with gunpowder-like material that explodes on impact. The goal of Tejo is to lodge the tejo puck inside the bocin, strike the mechas in order to create an explosion, and ultimately score the most points.


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Location:Andean region, Colombia
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