The Blue Trunk

Handcrafted Kummatikali Mask (Female version)

  • Rs. 6,900.00

This traditional mask is a female 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.
Please note that handcrafted pieces may show minor variations in colour and detailing.

Dimensions: Length 24 cm Breadth 7 cm Height 30 cm

Weight: 1250 gms

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