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Title:

Gauri Dance, Bhils (Iconographic document)

Creator:

Demski, Dagnosław

Place of publishing:

Udaipur ; Udaipur District ; Rajasthan

Date issued/created:

[1986]

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 the five actors sitting on the ground. Four of them are dressed in white and they are wearing silver necklaces. The last of them is wearing a woman's costume, plays the role of goddess. On the back is visible audience sitting around the stage

Subject and Keywords:

ethnography ; social culture ; social life ; material culture ; actors ; Gauri Dance ; Bhils ; Rajasthan ; South Asia (India, Pakistan)

Resource Type:

Photography

Format:

image/jpeg

Source:

part 2, box 17, 0061

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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