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Vietnamese Water Puppet

Polychrome painted water puppet, woman husking rice, Hanoi, Vietnam, L. 20th C., 19.5" l x 7" w x 20" t
Sales price $250
SKU: lie004-0302oo

Waterpuppet1bHandcrafted bright multi-color lacquer painted light wood water puppet, depicting a woman husking rice. From Hanoi, Vietnam, home of water puppet artistry. This is an authentic puppet used in many performances in the Water Puppet Theatre in Hanoi, and is about 20 years old. These puppets are rarely found old and used, for they deteriorate quickly from so much use in the water. They are constructed out of a very soft and light wood for ease of manipulation by the puppeteer. The dimensions are 19.5" long x 7" wide x 20" tall