Wooden Kathakali Face
Kathakali is The well-known dance form is a "story play" which holds a huge significance in the history and tradition of Kerala.
The form originated in Kerala over 300 years ago and it combines devotion, drama, dance, music, costumes, and makeup to mesmerize anyone who experiences it.
Kathakali is recognized for its unique form of make-up and dress. Kathakali Masks of Kerala are nothing but masks that replicate the faces of the Kathakali dancers with the colors and make up that is applied on the dancers' face.
According to Indian mythology, the Kathakali Masks represent different moods and characteristics of society. Different characters have different significances and it is believed that the people of Kerala prefer to keep the green-colored masks in their homes, which symbolizes goodness and truth. Apart from the male characters, there is a female character named 'Minukku'. This character is not only restricted to representing the female, but it also represents Brahmin and the sages.