The puppets with their wooden torsos sculpted from a single piece of wood have joints at the shoulders and hips. They dance but normally have no legs. The puppets’ clothes that appear to float from the body accentuate the movement conveyed by the manipulation of the two strings affixed to the head, the two strings at the hips, and the two strings attached to the hands. The six strings are tied to a triangular-shaped control. The puppeteer, holding the control and bending over the puppets, is hidden behind a dark curtain that conceals him either partially or fully. While the puppets are comparatively small, no more than 40 centimeters tall, their very long arms hang almost to the ground. The arms are painted, like the face, with vegetable colors.