Patam Chakali Hakku Patras

These are Patam Chakali Hakku Patras. Chakali (washermen caste) are dependant community. Washermen community have further divided into two dependent castes. First caste is called Patam Chakali / Mattamvaru. Second caste in known as Ganjikutivaru. Patam Chakalivaru have painted scroll, copper plate and a palaka, a painted wooden plate. These three objects represent their right to perform. They take all the three objects to their patrons caste and show them that they have a right to sing and perform rituals. These Patam Chakali are the priests for temples of washerman community.