Jar lifting practice

“ຟ້ອນດາບຄາບໄຫ”

ຮີດຄອງປະເພນີແມ່ນໄດ້ຖືກຖ່າຍທອດໃຫ້ຄົນລຸ້ນ ໃຫ່ມໄດ້ປະຕິບັດແລະເຮັດຕາມຄົນລຸ້ນເກົ່າໄດ້ບອກສອນມາ. ການສະແດງນີ້ແມ່ນການສະແດງໂດຍກຸ່ມເຕັ້ນພື້ນເມືອງເຜົ່າກຶມຫມຸບ້ານ ຫລັກແປດ, ແຂວງຫລວງພະບາງ, ປະເທດລາວ.

The tradition and art of jar lifting is being passed to younger generations . This a demonstration performed by the Khmu Traditional Dance Group of Ban Lackpaed, Luang Prabang, Laos.

The jars are filled up with water and they are very heavy. However, this is not only pure strength but also a spiritual practice. The jar lifters whisper some secret words that enables them to connect with the spiritual world and lift the jars.