Myanmar/Burmese Vintage Puppet - Marionette
Myanmar/Burmese Vintage Puppet - Marionette Puppetry or Yoke Thé as it is known in Myanmar
has been around for a few hundred years, introduced or developed in the late 18th century for
the Royal Court by the Minister of Royal Entertainment . Eventually it was made available to
the general public. These types of puppets were, and are still used to tell folk tales and
stories in villages throughout Burma - Myanmar and other Asian countries.
Puppeteer troupes travel from village to village and set up for a time to entertain both
children and adults. This marionette is we believe to be a Minister in the Royal Court, an
adviser to the King and or Queen. He is wearing ceremonial traditional clothing of the time,
, he is also wearing a traditional hat or head dress indicating his job or rank.
Hand carved from wood with articulated hands and limbs. His handmade clothing uses vintage
textiles and trims. The clothing these puppets wear are traditional style jackets, tunics or
shirts, pants or sarongs, some wear hats and some with traditional shoes . This puppet is
approximately 6cm tall and has strings attached to various points on the body. It can be
manipulated using the strings or just statically posed. The puppet does show signs of its age
but is in excellent condition.
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