Collection: Karapita Kolama

A very special Kolam (comic) performances is that of the Karapita Kolama. In this Kolama (comedy) a lady dressed in a skirt and wearing a pair of shoes is seen carried on the shoulders of a gentleman. This performance using a single actor, is one that evokes humour and wonder. Tied to the actors waist, is a skirt and above it on the upper body is a picture of lady’s face tied in front, and on the two sides are two trouser legs pointing forward. Various parts of the human body have been created out of wood in creating puppets
Karapita Kolama