Ottam Thullal is a classical performing art of Kerala, India. It’s a solo dance in which one actor adorning colourful costumes recites dance songs to the accompaniment of drums and cymbals. The Ottam Thullal artist uses native pigments, called manayola (yellow), chayillyam (red), neelam (blue) and mashi (black), mixed with coconut oil or water, for his facial make-up.
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thanz for admirin culture soo..much….
i dont even know such thng happen…..
Wanted to leave a note the first time I saw this photograph. Its truly awesome! I like the fact that you framed it in such a way that even the designs on his forehead are visible. Great work!
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Ha, my signature turned to a smiley!
Oh I love this! Superb! I’ve always dreamed of going to India. I’ve been mesmerized with the richness of its culture and extremely colorful celebrations. I promised myself to go here someday. Somehow… :)
Wow, definately an artist!
love the composition!
Great pic as always! the colors are so bright on the face that the grey hair hardly gets noticed!
Nice Danny. Real nice! :)
really good…the make up takes ages to finish!…and it takes age out of the equation, doesn’t it?
What a vibrant art and an equally vibrant shot! :)
Colors of life!
Real good picture…and a nice brief post..
The dance\act is usually accompanied by humour..so its real fun to those who understand it…
Nice frame mate! The natural lights and the colours have been otimally used! Another joshi signature snap!