Poster nr. 6255
"La danse du plateau"
This dance was done by the Chikhates, professional dancers of Morocco.
A chikhat or sheikhat is the female plural of Sheikh meaning "wise, learned man". Chikhates were the professional female singers and dancers of Morocco. They entertain the guests at weddings, circumcisions and festivals. One of the dances is called "Danse du Plateau", famous throughout Morocco. The dancer balances a tray with a tea pot and tea glasses filled with lighted candles on her head.
Photographic paper on a large format
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