Kerala’s Shadow Puppets (Video)

Before cinema, before TV and before internet there were the Shadow Puppets. The “Tholpavakoothu” Shadow Puppetry using leather puppets is an ancient ritualistic art form very popular in South India’s state of Kerala.


I made this video from still photos taken with Canon 60D and the video clips were taken with iPhone 4S. Audio was recorded with Sony Audio recorder.


Enjoy the show !


Kerala’s Shadow Puppets from Rasha Yousif on Vimeo.