KATHAKALI - CLUTCH
Red & Green representing the evil & virtuous streak. Male & Female representing the yin & yang energies that are complementary, interconnected & interdependent. Aren't festivals supposed to celebrate this beautiful coming together of people & positive energies? Let the festivities begin...
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Kathakali (കഥകളി) is one of the major forms of classical Indian dance. It is a "story play" genre of art, but one distinguished by the elaborately colorful make-up, costumes and facemasks that the actor-dancers wear. The term Kathakali is derived from Katha (Sanskrit: "कथा") which means "story, or a conversation, or a traditional tale", and Kali (from Kala, "कला") which means "performance and art".
The makeup follows an accepted code, that helps the audience easily identify the archetypical characters such as gods, goddesses, demons, demonesses, saints, animals and characters of a story. Seven basic makeup types are used in Kathakali, namely Pachcha (green), Pazhuppu (ripe), Kathi(knife), Kari, Thaadi, Minukku and Teppu.
Presenting the “Kathakali” clutch in a zara hatke & completely HANDPAINTED style that is oh so अबnoरmal!
- Half Red. Half Green.
Red representing the evil streak & Green the virtuous streak.
- Half Male. Half female handpainted faces.
Pachcha (green) with lips painted brilliant coral red portrays a noble male character. While the Minukka (radiant, shining) with a warm yellow, orange or saffron typifies a noble, virtuous feminine character.
The clutch comes with an elegant metal sling that is detachable. Limited stocks only.
Material: Pure raw silk outer
Please note that colours and tones shown here are as close to the original as possible. Small variations may occur due to light, individual screen peculiarities or resolution.
Delivery: This limited edition clutch will be dispatched immediately on confirmed order with payment.