Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Maritheyyam - Sep 2008

‘Mari’ and ‘Mamaya’ characters of Mariyattam or Maritheyyam have a similar appearance to the much popular ritual art of North Kerala, Theyyam which I had featured in the previous post.
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The mask of Kaliyans - another character of Maritheyyam resembles the masks of some African tribes.
The head gear and the costumes of Kaliyans are created of tender coconut leaves.
It's being performed by the members of the ‘Pulaya’ community of Kannur district of Kerala during the festival of ‘Mariyattom’.
you can also find more of these folk art images that I photographed in posts from 2007.

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