Object

Title: Gauri Dance, Bhils (Iconographic document)

Creator:

Demski, Dagnosław

Date issued/created:

[1986]

Resource Type:

Photography

Place of publishing:

Udaipur ; Udaipur District ; Rajasthan

Description:

Photography (scan from a slide). Fragment of a tribal feast of Bhils dedicated to the goddess Gauri. Festival lasts for about 40 days and takes place during the rainy season. Every day a group of men from the tribe dancing in the next village. Culminating holiday in this region is in the suburbs of Udaipur and there are a few hours of dancing and playing a scene from tribal mythology, the most of them connected with life of a deity Rai Budiya. At the end of the procession holy figure of the goddess Gauri is thrown into the water. In the picture one of the actors-participants in the ceremony. In the foreground, the elders standing in front of the focal point of the ceremony, which is a symbolic representation of the goddess, fell into a trance. One participant on the left, he strikes himself with a chain. On the back is visible actor who plays the role of the goddess Amba with her face painted black. In the background you can see the audience - women and children are sitting around the center and actors

Format:

image/jpeg

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:43853 ; oai:rcin.org.pl:43853

Source:

part 1, box 4, 0014

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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