Priests dressed as black hat dancers for the sacred ‘Cham’ dance. The origin of the dance was probably shamanistic and it was introduced to Mongolia from Tibet in the 16th century. The performance lasts 2-3 days and is a visual representation of the fear of demons. Country of Origin: Mongolian People’s Republic Culture: Buddhist. Date/Period: 1962. Place of Origin: Ulan Bator. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive. Location: 14.