Cochin, India: Kathakali performer.
Kathakali is the traditional dance-theater of Kerala State in southern India. It originated in the 17th century. Kathakali performers use elaborate costumes, detailed gestures, well-defined body movements and elaborate make-up which takes hours to apply.
Featured in The Best of Anything & Everything, 2/02/2013.
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  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethabout 3 years ago

    very stunning image.

  • Glad you like it. Thank you!

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Marjolein Katsma
    Marjolein Katsmaover 2 years ago

    Ha! i know that fellow! :) (Or his colleague.) We went to a performance in Kochi where before the show started you could watch how the performers put their elaborate make-up on. It didn’t take ‘hours’ but certainly close to an hour! Didn’t get close enough for a close-up like this though!

  • Thanks for the fave, Marjolein.

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • Simon Duckworth
    Simon Duckworthalmost 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to the group – we look forward to seeing more!
    Click the banner to see your work in the group! 29th Jan 2013 1000am

  • Thank you for adding it to the gallery.

    – Ethna Gillespie

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations – Feb. 2nd, 2013 — Shirley

  • Thank you very much for the feature.

    – Ethna Gillespie

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