Native Graces - Thomas L. Kelly

Nepal-Jumping clown

Mani Mask Dancers at Mani festival marks the setting in of Spring season in Humla. A masked performer leaps in the air in a Mani Ballet . Man is no more than a temporary dwelling place of a divine presence to whom he lends his body so that the god might repeat his wonders. The performer does not actually become the god he portrays, but rather the god's instrument for good and evil.
Humla, North-West Nepal

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