KATHAKALI MAKE-UP AND PERFORMANCE
AT THE SHATKALA GOVINDA MARAR SMARAMA KALAMITHI
IN RAMAMANGALAM, KERALA, INDIA
The special elaborate make-up and costumes are the hallmarks of Kathakali, the classical dance-drama of Kerala.
It takes nearly three to four hours to complete the make-up which is done in stages, and the duration varies according to the character and complexity of the costume.
Chutti ( the makeup) plays a crucial role in differentiating the characters and their personality.
Magnificent make-up and elaborate costumes are the hallmarks of Kathakali, the classical dance-drama of Kerala.