Theyyam Face Make-up

Photo credits: Jithin Vijay

Photo credits: Jithin Vijay

Face painting is one of the most important parts of Theyyam, an ancient form of worship in certain parts of Kerala. Theyyam dance make-up should be made from as many natural materials as possible. Coconut leaves are used as brushes, and the make-up artist should have perfect knowledge of how to combine colours. 

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