Monday, May 21, 2018
Andhra Pradesh

Arts


Horse Dance 

Horse dancers are popular in Guntur district. Life size horse puppets are prepared with cattle-dung, hay and husk and coloured to look like real horses.

These puppets are hollow in the middle, where the dancers -men and women- stand resembling riders on horse back. In Guntur district, real horses are trained to dance according to the rhythm of the drums. Tinkling bells are tied to the fetlocks of the horse. During marriage processions and fairs the horse dance is a popular pass time in this district.

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