Traditional Yakshagaana Sari and its Uniqueness:
“Kase Seere” (sari) is a traditional wear for Yakshagaana artists during their performances. The length of the sari ranges from 8 to 9 yards and the width is 50 inches, is made for female roles. Where in the same sari can be worn like a dhoti for male roles also i.e., king, demon, and hero roles. The border – traditionally called Kinara is woven with a count of 720 threads. The check pattern has 29 checkboxes in two combinational colours (red and yellow). Black coloured cotton thread is used only in the body of sari, whereas the border is plane with two-line patterns woven with zari (thread made of imitation gold and silk).
Traditional Jewellery Products:
The ornaments consist of objects like:-
• Tadpe Kirita (Headgears):
These are the crowns, which give rich look to the character. There are ranges of headgears, which are selected and worn according to the type of role-playing. There are different headgears that vary to Ravana, Hero, king, queen and demon. The main colours seen in sophisticated headgears are red, gold and black.
• Buja Keerthi (Armlets):
It is worn to give a more enchanting look to the shoulders. These are decorated with gold foil coated conical shaped beads.
• Dabu or Santa Patti (Belts):
It is tied to the waist, which is decorated with gold foil. The designs and size vary for male and female roles.
• Gheajjea (Anklets):
This is one of the important objects tied to both ankles.
• Edehara or Edipadaka (Chest Ornament):
It is worn on the chest, which covers the upper part of the body, is made of wood and is covered with golden foil.
• Pagade Headgear:
It is another type of headgear decorated with glittering small ribbons over black background. Males wear Pagade, wherein females wear a smaller version of Pagade.