Entertainers & Craftsmen

Kathakali - putting on makeup
Kathakali - the finished product
Kathakali - scene 1
Kathakali - scene 2
Kathakali - scene 3
Kathakali - the musicians
Rajasthani dancers
Fire breather
String player
Flute player
Camel wallahs
Hand loom Nepal
Hand loom Maharashtra
Block printing
Rug making part 1
Rug making part 2
Rug making part 3
Inlay workers
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Putting on the heavy gloop for Arjuna's make up takes the best part of an hour. The paint is applied by the actor using a stick, not a paintbrush. The cheek pieces are made out of pieces of paper cut fresh for each performance.