Water Puppet

Water puppetry is a tradition that dates back to 11th century, originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area, Northern Vietnam.
The puppets are made from wood and then lacquered. The original water puppet performance was literally held inside a rice paddy, with a pagoda built on top to hide the puppeteers who stand in the waist-deep water. The water acts as the stage for the puppets, and as a symbolic link to the rice harvest. It also hides the puppet strings and puppeteer movements, improves the musical and vocal acoustics, and provides a shimmering lighting effect.
The theme of water puppet performances has a strong reference to Vietnamese folklore as it's all about everyday living in Vietnamese rural area, Vietnamese folktales, legends and national history.
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