Kummatti - the folk art
Video of Kummattikali, a folk art form of Kerala,
Songs dealing with devotional themes are sung to the accompaniment of a bow like instrument called ‘Onavillu’. The main characters are various Hindu gods and a popular character is ‘Thalla’ (an old woman, sort of a sorceress). No formal training is required to perform the Kummattikali, and often the spectators too join in the dance.