1906 Print Devil Dancers Sri Lanka Folk Traditional Ritual Ceremony Thovil XGEC8
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This is an original 1906 black and white halftone print of "Devil Dancers." This early twentieth-century image captures a "Devil Dance," a ritualistic ceremony in Sri Lanka predicated upon the belief that certain illness are caused by unseen forces. Known as the "thovil," the ritual is undertaken on both a small, family-centered level, or can include the entire population of a village or town.
This 105+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. Light moisture wrinkling.
Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
Grade: Very Fine +++
Dimensions: Approximately 6.5 x 5 inches; 17 x 13 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Keywords specific to this image: Ethnic Dance, Costume