Wednesday, 24 July 2013

BHARATANATYAM / CLASSICAL DANCE DRESS COMBINATION
















These are some of the combination for a bharathanatyam or any classical dance


COW BOY COSTUME


The costume is a typical western costume.  These dresses are worn as a fancy dress in India in various fashion and  dance dress competition. It consists of a leather pant and a leather jacket, a typical round cow boy hat and two gun pouches as shown in the picture 


VANKI / ARMLET / THOL BANDHI



VANKI / ARMLET / THOL BANDHI

The picture below is called vanki. Normally this was used regularly by women of those ages. Nowadays this is used only during functions like Wedding Engagements dance etc. They vary in all sizes from baby sizes to an adult and it is also adjustable to some extent as the metal is flexible







LAKSHMI MUKHAVADA / LAKSHMI MASK /


LAKSHMI MUKHAVADA / LAKSHMI MASK / VARAMAHALAKSHMI MUKHAVADA

This picture below is of Goddess Lakshmi. This decorated mask is usually kept for
 pooja during varamahalakshmi Vratha Pooja. This festival is celebrated all over 
south India for prosperity and peaceful living. People from all walks of life celebrate
 this festival seeking the blessing of the Goddess Lakshmi