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. The festival lasts for about 40 days and takes place during the rainy season. Every day a group of men from the tribe are dancing in the next village. Culminating celebration in this region takes place on the outskirts of Udaipur and within 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. The photo shows one of the actors in the mask and stick in hand dressed in feminine attire and surrounded by other dancers. The mask has human features and peacock feathers in the form of hair. This is figure of Rai Budiya. Around him dancing men dressed in white. On the back building is standing at the main square, where are sitting the other actors and the audience

Format:

image/jpeg

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:44019

Source:

part 2, box 17, 0057

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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