Foreign puppets from the collection of our museum

Since the time it was established, our museum has accumulated a significant number of documents concerning puppet theatre from over seven dozens of countries. We are happy to have in our collection not only examples of European puppeteering but also unique articles of the shadow theatre of Indonesia, Vietnamese water puppetry, folk marionettes with faces carved on two sides, a hand puppet made of thimbles from India, a folklore masks and sick figures from Ceylon, Chinese finger and shadow puppets, and actor's masks from the Japanese Nó theatre, and samples of puppetry in Afrika and Amerika. The most interesting articles are on display in our permanent exhibition.

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