Pacha (Bhima)

Wooden glove kathakali puppet representing Pacha (Bhima). The face is painted green with red, white and black detailing. The hands are pink with the thumb and index fingers of each hand touching. A large wooden crown is carved with the head. The costume is textile and is predominately white with red, black and gold detailing.

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