The Blue Trunk

Handcrafted Kummatikali Mask (Male Version)

  • Rs. 6,900.00

This traditional mask is a representation of the colorful masks used in the Kummatikali dance performances in kerala. A stunning piece that would look lovely on your home wall.
Kummattikali or Kummatti Kali is the famous colorful mask- dance prevalent in parts of the Malabar region of Kerala. During the festival of #Onam, Kummattikali performers move from house to house collecting small gifts and entertaining people.
Dancers also hold and manipulate long sticks of residuary agricultural produce called 'Kummattikali': it is from this that the dance derives its name. Their dance is related to Shaivaite cult. 'Thamma' (an old woman) walks in front with the help of a stick. Thamma is symbolic of mother of every being and everything.
Kummatti dancers are a sight to watch as they move around from house to house collecting jaggery, rice, or small amounts of cash. Onlookers, specially children take great delight in their performance.

Dimensions: Length: 23 cms | Breadth: 9 cms | Height: 27 cms

Weight: 1380 gms

Care instructions: Wipe the piece with a soft, dry cloth. Do not expose it to direct sunlight, dampness, heat or cold.