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Title
Washaquip-vats dance
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1934
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
A part of the present-day Washaquip-vats dance ceremony which is older than the memory of man's ancestors. It is said to have been handed down in part from Mayan days and is based on the ancient calendar when every 260 days all the natives bring earthen-ware to be broken on a huge pile. It is symbolic of their new year. Photo dated: November 28, 1934.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00054694
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 383.
CARL0000059725
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/21524
Subject
Indians
Rites and ceremonies
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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