Ottamthullal Dancer, Kerala, India

Ottamthullal Dancer, Kerala, India

Ottamthullal is a type of performing art from Kerala. The art form was created during the 18th century by legendary Malayalam poet Kalakkaththu Kunchan Nambiar. Ottamthullal, over the centuries, has a single actor, donning a green make-up and wearing colourful costumes and reciting the thullal lyrics , all the while acting and dancing himself.

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