|Kerala Shadow Leather Puppet Play - the Venue|
|The Aryan Kavu Koothu Madam at Kavalappara, Palakkad District.||Click to enlarge !||
|Screen shot, depicting the magic of Tolpava, the Shadow Puppet Play of Kerala.||Scene from the Tamil epic Kamba Ramayana.|
|Model of Kerala Shadow Puppet Theatre
as used for stage performances
height: 200 cm
length: 520 cm
depth: 200 cm
21 oil lamps
|The oil lamps are made out of coconuts cut in half, filled with coconut oil, provided with cotton wicks and placed equidistant from eachother on the Vilakku-madam (wooden beam) behind the cotton screen.
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