To our study, there were no hand puppets or glove puppets in the olden days of Myanmar. Myanmars specialize only into marionettes (puppets with strings hanged from above). Myanmar puppets are mostly made of wood, painted, then costumed with real apparel appropriately.
The Set of 28 Puppets
Rather than making each puppets for each show, a set of 28 puppets basically predefined by Myanmar puppeteers. It is said that creation of 28 of them were based on 28 types of elements of a man’s body. Here they are…