“Puli Vesham” – predominantly famous in coastal Andhra where folk artistes done the role of a tiger and dance to the drum beats (dappu) of percussion artistes. The original folk dance was a demonstration of strength and fierce fight between the hunter and the tiger.
The best part of the ‘puli vesham’, many say, was the head gear depicting the various moods of the tiger. Usually the head gears depicted the ferociousness of the animal.
Though it has lost patronage we can still find it in small towns and villages where artistes are trying to keep the culture alive.
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