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Inter-Village Festival

Two papier-mâché water buffalo struggle as their "cow-herds" seek to separate them in a comic performance prepared for the triennial festival and prepared by a processional troupe visiting from a neighboring village. Many procession acts have no religious content.

photo by DKJ
photo by DKJ

An exhilarated member of a visiting water buffalo troupe poses briefly for the camera with "his ox" at the end of a performance in the temple square of the village.