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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 picture shows a complete picture of the ritual scene. In the middle the lance is dug into the ground and are sitting around the older men, some of them - actors and musicians are standing worshiping goddess. Outside there is a circle, which represents the individual episodes and dances, and behind it is sitting audience, mostly women and children of the tribe of Bhil, but also other residents of the village

Subject and Keywords:

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

Resource type:

Obraz

Detailed Resource Type:

Photography

Format:

image/jpeg

Source:

part 2, box 17, 0065

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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