The Jhumur is one of the traditional folk dances of Assam. It was developed over the years by the tribes living and working in the tea gardens, called kulls. It is performed by girls and boys together or sometimes by the girls alone and is traditionally performed in the Autumn to the beat of a madal (drum).
The Jhumur is a celebration of youth and vigour and both the young and old dance together in gay abandon. It requires precision footwork while the dancers clasp tightly to each other’s waist. The female dancers wear red saris, red blouses and jewellery of bangles and anklets.