Vasu's Mask and Breastplate
1975 - 1988
Kathakali dancers look spectacular.
Kathakali is dance drama
based on stories
from the Hindu religion.

Mr Vasu Pillai of West Croydon
wore this breastplate
to dance the female role of Pudana.

It can take hours
to put on the right make-up
for a part.
The mask shows
how bold and beautiful it can be.
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