The highly ornamented Theyyam is part of the colourful exotica of the folklore tradition of Kerala. The Ornaments created in brass and covered by gold is highlighted in this painting. The brass and red combination of the painting has created with much attention but with few strokes. The metallic effect of the ornaments has a realistic beauty of its own. During exhibitions art lovers come close to study the secret of the metal effect in the picture. A good theme to show in a drawing room or a chairmanís cabin where command and rule is essential. The belief is that Theyyam has a power to ward off the evil or black energy in a room or in the mind of a person. It instills extreme power to rule in the mind of the person who displays it.

The Brass Ornaments of Theyyam
Oil on Canvas 2007 (Size "24 x 36"


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