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Kathakali Make-Up

Kathakali is a very formal visual art which takes years of study to perform correctly. Here, a Kathakali actor prepares his make-up (which can take well over two hours) from all natural, handmade preparations just as they have done for hundreds of years. this was for a special festival performance at the palace of Nilambur in Kerala, a place largely overlooked by travellers.

Nilambur , India

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