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.
Various practical devices have been used in creating the lady’s face and head and two hands, and a special feature is that in creating the two legs of the gentleman and connected parts, the clothes of the characters have been decorated combining the various parts together.
The hands of the female figure and the legs of the gentleman’s figure are held on two sides, and the actor walk with a walking stick in one hands, and in the other hand he holds the face of the woman and walks forward.