Kathakali, the highly stylized traditional Indian dance drama is known for its beautiful character makeup, rich costumes and precise body motions performed in sync with the anchor playback music and accompanying percussions. Over time, it has evolved from its 17th-century origins in Kerala to its current condition today.
Duryodhana, the villain, is shown here. This is a scene from the Duryodhana Vadham kathakali. The character's evilness is symbolized by the red and black facial painting.
This is the second image in the "Kathakali" 1/1 series.