The beautiful costume of a Kathakali dancer

This week’s travel snap is of a Kathakali dancer in Kochi (formerly Cochin) Kerala. We were lucky enough to catch a performance of this classical indian dance/drama in our hotel on our last night in India after the most amazing few weeks exploring Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Before the drama itself the dancers put on their make-up in front of the audience. This fascinating display is actually a traditional part of the performance and the bright colours and patterns of the make-up and costumes were a joy to photograph.

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