A collectors item, the shoulder yoke of this kurta is made with strips of appliqué. This appliqué is an intricate combination of circus stripe flags with a dull red piping against a grey background. This particular appliquéing has drawn inspiration from the Mukhathezhuthu or the intricate face-painting technique that Theyyam artists apply before a performance. A ritual in itself, the Mukhathezhuthu varies from Theyyam to Theyyam. Chayilyam is the red face paint that Theyyam artists use to etch intricate patterns on their faces.
THE THEYYAM PROJECT
Designed, Handcrafted, Handwoven & Tailored in Kerala