Colorful Kathakali face cutout models hung inside Lulu Mall Ernakulam as part of Onam celebrations

Kathakali Faces Hang Around at LuLu Mall, Ernakulam

Kathakali face cutouts hung on display at the LuLu Mall in Ernakulam (Kochi), Kerala during the Onam festival season like all mall interiors are decorated. Along with Onam, Snake Boats etc., Kathakali and its faces are among the strongest cultural synonyms and representative images (and tourist attractions) of Kerala. Kathakali is a world-famous art form that originated and is practiced in Kerala, a kind of dramatized dancing usually depicting stories from the Mahabharata performed by actors wearing highly stylized makeup, elaborate headgear, and costumes that are often a riot of colors. The end result of this makeup generally looks like the faces in this picture.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: DSC-RX100
  • Taken: October 8 2016 15:23:45
  • Copyright: © vadakkus 2016
  • Focal length: 15.82mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s
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