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Dumhal (Kashmir)

 

Dumhal is a dance performed by the men folk of the Wattal tribe of Kashmir, on important social occasions. The performers wear long colorful robes, tall conical caps, studded with beads and shells. The party of dancers arrives at the venue in a procession carrying a banner in a ceremonial fashion. The banner is dug into the ground, after which the men begin to dance in a circle. The musical accompaniments comprise a drum and the vocal singing of the dancers themselves.





 

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