the hilly regions of the north-west, the Kokna tribals
dance to the accompaniment of the tarpha or pavri, a
wind instrument made of dried gourd. Because of this,
the dance is known as Tarpha Nach or Pavri Nach. The
performers hold each other by the waist and dance in
close formation. Men also dance separately, and this
includes feats of skill, like forming a pyramid or rapidly
revolving a dancer round a stout pole.