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<meta name="DC.title" content="Singalese Devil Dancers">
<meta name="DC.creator" content="Unknown">
<meta name="DC.description" content="278 x 216 mm.  A posed view showing a group of four men dressed in ornate costumes and appearing to be in the middle of a dance.  A fifth man, in simple clothing, is seated to the right and is playing a drum.  Devil dancing is an important form of Sri Lankan dance, but the occult overtones are still strong.  Sri Lankans of various religions believe that certain ritual devil dances can cure the sick, appease angry gods, and ensure good harvests.  Dressed in elaborate and colourful costumes - all of which have important ritual significance - the dancers move in prescribed ways to the accompaniment of drums.  The dancers take the roles of healers and demons, and they act out in dance form what they want to have happen.  Devil dancing is more than just a religious practice, it is a significant art form.  Photograph taken circa 1886.">
<meta name="DC.publisher" content="Royal Commonwealth Society Library.  Cambridge University Library.  University of Cambridge.">
<meta name="DC.date" scheme="DCTERMS.W3CDRF" content="2003-11-14">
<meta name="DC.type" scheme="DCTERMS.DCMIType" content="Image">
<meta name="DCTERMS.extent" content="1 image file, 238KB, 72 dpi, 24 bit, 800 x 623 Pixels, JPEG, Quality 9. Captured on: Camera Body - Mamiya RB, Camera Back - Leaf Valeo 11 Digital.  With: Lighting - 1000w Bowens Flash Heads, Lens - Mamiya 50mm f/4.5 Wide Angle Lens, ISO - 25, Aperture - F/16, Shutter-Speed - 1/125">
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<meta name="DC.Identifier" content="RCSPC-Y303P-053">
<meta name="DC.Source" content="RCS Y303P/53">
<meta name="DCTERMS.isPartOf" content="RCS Photograph Collection, Y303P.">
<meta name="DCTERMS.spatial" scheme="DCTERMS.TGN" content="Sri Lanka (Asia)">
<meta name="DCTERMS.temporal" scheme="DCTERMS.DCMIPeriod" content="start=1886; end=1886; scheme=DCTERMS.W3CDTF">
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