Chapchar Kut is the harvest festival celebrated in Mizoram, a state of North East India. At this festival, the Cheraw or bamboo dance is performed by young boys and girls. The boys across the performance ground clap bamboos in a synchronised beat, while the girls step within the bamboo patterns created by the boys. The footwork steps change from time to time along with the beat and the girls have to be careful not to get hurt. Image taken at Aizawl, Mizoram.
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