From a photo by Dilip Menta.
The Rabari celebrate the Hindu spring festival of Holi in Rajasthan. After doing a dance called Dandi and as evening falls upon their village, the dancers surrender to the influence of an opium drink that they take from the open hand of a friend. People in northwestern India share this drink on all favourable occasions.
Pastels (Unison, Artists Spectrum)
Pastel pencile (Derwent, Stabilo)
On Tex Mi Teintes paper
40 × 30 cm