FOLK DANCES OF INDIA – JAWARA
Jawara Folk Dance is performed in the Bundelkhand area of Madhya Pradesh State in India.It is essentially a harvest dance reflecting the gaiety and pleasure of the peasants who have reaped a good harvest. The dance is performed by men and women together.
The Jawara Dance costumes and jewellery worn by the women are colourful. The women carry baskets full of jawara on their heads and although the dance is very vigorous they are able to balance these baskets very skillfully on their heads. The accompaniment includes a rich variety of percussion, stringed and wind instruments.