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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Culture and the Arts
KARBELIYA DANCE

Kalbelia dance is a dance of Kalbelia tribe of Rajasthan. This tribe is a community of Rajasthan which in ancient time known move frequently from one place to another rather than staying and building their homes at one place. Kalbelia tribe people are known to have main occupation of catching snakes and trading snake venom. They are also called Sapera’s or Snake Charmers. Kalbelia folk dance is perform by females on the tunes of Been on the occasion of joy in the Kalbelia community. There is no any organized training system or school, manuscripts, and written text to teach and learn Kalbelia songs and Kalbelia dance. This folk art is transmitted from generation to generation.

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Date Taken: 11.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: PUSHKAR, India
Camera: NIKON D700
Copyright: © DEVENDRA SHARMA