Monday, June 30, 2008

Kerala Handicrafts

This miniature of 'vallam'( Traditional boat or canoe )is from Chamabkkulam. The land of 'Chambakkulam vallam kali'. Vallam kali is known as snake boat race.
Vallm is used as a main transporting system in ancient Kerala. At that time water transportation was the most popular method. Various types of vallams: Kothumbu vallam, kettu vallam, chundan vallam, churulan vallam, Iruttu kuthi, Odi Vallam, vadakkanodi vallam, kochu vallam and veppu vallam.
Chambakkulam vallam kali may be the most popular snake boat race of Kerala. It has a connection with Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna swamy temple.


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