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The ancient art of hand puppets

Updated: 2013-01-04 13:37
Master puppeteers are able to manipulate puppets into performing extremely complex actions.
The face is of vital importance to the puppet head. When carving the face, the craftsmen pay much attention to the “Five Shapes and Three Bones”.
The puppet heads are classified in five major roles: sheng (male role), dan (female role), jing (painted face male role), mo (male role of old age) and chou (clown).
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