Tolpava koothu

Among the many folk arts of Kerala, tOlpAvakoothu (leather puppet play / ancient shadow puppetry) is a ritualistic art form performed in specially made theatre (koothu madam) in front of temples. (see Tol paava koothu - The shadow puppet theatre of Kerala)
Under the aegis of Kerala Folklore Akademi and Soorya Festival, we were fortunate to attend one such show. Watch this space for more!
Kamba Ramayanam recital about to commence
The master artiste KK Ramachandra Pulaver with the characters and props

Seen behind the scenes
Shadow play above the scenes :)

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