Aiyappan and Velayutham, two students of the Kattaikkuttu School, demonstrate the Kattaikkuttu make-up and put on the ornaments and costumes.
Aiyappan has chosen a special female character, the Kuratti, and Velayutham the character of King Duryodhana. If you look at the photos it looks easy and fast. But it took them two hours to put on the make-up, ornaments and costumes.
The photos were taken by four other students of the School.
Velayutham collects small sticks from a broom made of coconut fibres and polishes them. The make-up is applied with these sticks. Coloured powder is mixed with coconut-oil. This makes the face-paint.