A rich fiery orange kurta with a button down front. The bodice yoke is made entirely of a Theyyam inspired appliqué worked patch. 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. This appliqué is an intricate combination of fiery orange and circus stripes flags against a husk coloured background. Umi is husk in malayalam.
THE THEYYAM PROJECT
Designed, Handcrafted, Handwoven & Tailored in Kerala