it in front of the men and make music wi
th a rattle and a piece of wood, while the men's dance configuration consists of one after another turning, in solitary rotation; or, alternately, the women rise and accompany the rotating movements of the men. Throughout the dance, two priests s and beneficial experience for the students. Specific programs include:
- ed flour on the dancers (Figure 19).
The women's dance costume consists of a cloth covering the entire body, so as not to show that t
- hese are, in fact, men. The mask is adorned, on either side at the top, with the curious anemonelike hairdo that is the specific hair a
- dornment of the Pueblo girls (Figures 20 and 21). Red-dyed horsehair hanging from the masks symbolizes rain, and rain ornamentation appears as well on the shawls and other wrappings.
During the dance, the dancers are sprinkled by a priest with holy flour, and all the while the dance configuration remains connected at the head to the little temple. The dance lasts from morning till evening. In the intervals the Indians leave the village and go to a rocky ledge to rest for a m
- oment (Figure 22). Whoever sees a dancer without his mask, will die.
The little temple is the actual focal point of the dan staff. Most of the visitors are students who are considering attending New Mexico Tech.