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  Manohra

 

Thailand

Manohra is the name of the longest existing dance drama in Thailand (fig.) and relates the events of the protagonist prince Phra Suthon, who sets out to liberate Manohra, an abducted kinnari. The traditional dance is native to Pattalung and especially popular in South Thailand. Performers dress in colourful costumes, with the tail of a kinnari at the back, a chadah-like crown, and aluminum lep, i.e. long, slightly curved finger pieces (fig.).

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