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Description

Water puppet of a fairy character. Puppet carved from wood with a white face, carved facial features emphasized with paint, a crown of painted petals in gold, red and green, and long gold and red earrings. She wears a full length robe with decorated shoulders and layered skirts, with a wooden bow at front. The puppet’s arms are wood covered with wide sleeves of white polyester edged with coloured sequins. They are lifted by pulling on a thin plastic tube that emerges from the base.

History Of Use

Used in water puppet performances of "Dance of the Princesses and Fairies", or "Dancing Tune in Ly Dynasty".

Narrative

Collected in 1994, in Ho Chi Minh City, by Jason Schoonover and Susan Hattori. The puppets were collected from The Traditional Water Puppetry Troupe, operating out of the Historical Museum in Ho Chi Minh City.

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