Karthi is a folk dance performed in Punjab. It is one of few dances in Punjab, which involves both men and women.
During harvest season, this dance is preceded by a ceremonial offering to a deity. This is followed by a procession led by women, who sing traditional songs. They are joined by the men. The men and women form a circle by holding each otherís hands. The songs that are sung describe the battles and victories of the past and the break-up and union of lovers. The pace of this dance is fairly slow. The dance is accompanied by occasional clapping.
Traditional wind instruments are used to provide music.