Preparing for the Kathakali Costume Exhibition
Our garden in Southampton was taken over to prepare the Kathakali costumes for the Kathakali Meets Carnival exhibition at Southampton City Art Gallery opening 13th May to 19th August 2017.
The cotton fabric has to be specially starched, dried and pleated. The starching is a dirty job that has to be done when the sun is hot enough to bake the rice starch - not easy with our climate!
There will be a rare Kathakali costume conservation workshop on 15th July 2017 at Southampton City Art Gallery.
See the costumes come alive on stage through our Kathakali UK Tour 2017. For more information about the exhibition, workshop and the tour, click here.
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