Margi Usha getting ready for the Nangiarkoothu

Margi Usha | Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Nangiarkoothu is a traditional art form of Kerala with its history dated back to 1500 years featuring a solo actress (nangiar) who narrates the story by Mudras (hand gestures), facial expressions and body movements to the accompaniment of the mizhavu (big copper drum).