Wooden Kathakali Idol-Hanuman (Vattamudi)
Kathakali is a form of traditional dance drama
originated in Kerala, the southern state of
The magnificence of Kathakali vests in the fact that it features an incomparable synchronisation of various disciplines of arts such as literature, music, rhythm, dance, drama, drawing, sculpture and hand crafts and therefore is a visual, audio and intellectual combination of art forms."
It is a "story play" genre of art, but one distinguished by the elaborately colorful make-up, costumes and face masks that the traditionally male actor-dancers wear. The costumes of kathakali is marvelous and the face of kathakali is drawn by artists by natural colors and materials.
The miniature of kathakali is an excellent gifting option representing the traditional art and culture of Kerala.
The Artisan who creates this is the exact replicas of original Kathakali characters, complete with costumes, jewellery, make-up, expressions and mudras. “He makes small as well as human-size figures, that too of all Kathakali characters – pacha, kathi, kari, thadi, minukku…
The jewellery and crown too are made of wood. The extent of detailing in the costumes, jewellery, expression, mudras and weapons is phenomenal. The costumes used in this are hand stitched .