Puppets are usually carved and played such a way as it is used to communicate the ideas and needs of the societies through the puppet shows. Puppet shows would be generally done during the evenings, the off harvest seasons, the village festivals or the puja’s were the entire village would gather together. It is usually played with the strings, jute ropes/ coir ropes and is often used in various plays at the streets, locations of play.
The process utilizes hand skills and innovative use of existing low weight materials and techniques to create the puppets. Basic tools and raw materials used for puppet making are cloth pieces, stuffing material used as a filling material in the puppet making, scissors, big size needles for stitching the body parts, paints to highlight the puppet character, twines used to tie puppets for playing etc.
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