There are certain folk dances which typically represent the community
activities and their functional aspect. The Tippani folk dance is a dance
of such a variety in which women labourers engaged in construction work,
strike the floor with long sticks called Tippani. They have a rhythmic
musical process to escape the tedium of the toil involved in their arduous
task. The tribes in Gujarat have their own virile forms of the folk dances.
The costumes and the instruments used during these folkdances
are also typical folk costumes which mostly consist of a short coat called
Kedia with tight sleeves with embroidered borders and shoulders, tight
trousers like the Churidars and colourfully embroidered caps or
coloured turbans and a coloured waist band.
Damru, Tabla, Nagara, and pot drum are among the instruments;
percussion, Ektaro, Ravan hattho, and Jantar are among the string instruments
and Pavo, shehani, murli, turi, and taturi are wind instruments used as
accompaniments in the folk dances.