Burmese marionette theatre – or yok-thei pwe – was developed during the reign of King Bagydaw in the early nineteenth century and was the forerunner of live theatre. There are still a few master puppeteers in Burma, but the skill is dying out and efforts have been made to train youngsters in the art.

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Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

What an interesting and informative post!
I just loved it!
Thanks for the follow!
I'm now following back!
~B :)

Alice in Wonderland said...

I love these marionettes! When I was a child I always wanted one.
Do these neck braces make the women's necks longer? Is it some kind of tradition to show how wealthy the family are?
Very informative blog.

Anonymous said...

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(Napoleon Hill)

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J.J. Charles said...

it's such a beautiful and imaginative form of art. i hope the future generation can keep it alive :)

Anonymous said...

Tem os que passam
e tudo se passa
com os passos já passados
tem os que partem
da pedra ao vidro
deixam tudo partido
e tem, ainda bem,
os que deixam
a vaga impressão
de ter ficado

Alice Ruiz

Bom Fds com amor e poesia...M@ria

Republic said...

Its wonderful :)
Cheers ma thet zin !!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. I managed to find six puppets - and surprisingly the material used of the costume on one is the same as my mother's longyi! Thank you for a beautiful blog on Burma.