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Udaipur - Rajasthan Puppets

Locally called Kathputli - the colourful string puppets of Rajasthan are made of wood and cloth. The head of the puppets are carved out of wood and coloured according to characters they depict in the episodes.

Strings are attached to the head for manipulation. The faces are usually

painted yellow, white or any light colour. The body, up to the waist and

hands, is made of stuffed rags, cotton or cloth bits. The hands have no

joints unlike the other string puppets of India.

The absence of legs are not noticed due the long trailing skirt made of

colorful cloth.


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Taken on September 8, 2007