Vtg Antique Shadow Puppet pierced / tooled buffalo hide Thailand story telling For Sale
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Vtg Antique Shadow Puppet pierced / tooled buffalo hide Thailand story telling:
Available for your consideration is a
Vintage - Antique
I believe it is made from pierced/tooled
Nice detail, notice the ring and the red nails.
Historically, shadow puppets were used in Thailand to tell stories.
Nang yai is a form of shadow play found in Thailand.
Puppets are made of buffalo hide, while the story is narrated by songs, chants and music.
Nang literally means skin or hide; in common usage, a drama puppet or drama; by extension, motion picture films. "Nang Yai" specifically means "large shadow puppet".
This puppet is in overall very good condition.
One issue, the animal hide has a few curls in it that has hardened into a set.
It can still be easily manipulated and used.
The secondary stick is used to manipulate the extended arm.
Some color fading, but not bad.
Counting the stick approximately
32 1/2" tall
The Puppet itself is around 22 1/2".
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