Chuvannatada (Dussasana)

Wooden glove kathakali puppet representing Chuvannatadi, or Dussasana. The head is painted with a black background, and red and white detailing. A red double ruff is around the neck. The hands are pink, with the thumb and index fingers touching. A large wooden crown is carved with the head. The costume is textile and is predominately white, with red and gold detailing.

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