AGE: – Early to mid 20th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Wood
DESCRIPTION: – Burmese Puppet Mythological Forest Ogre
LENGTH: – 97cm
WEIGHT: – 4.95 Kg.
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The Burmese Puppet Mythological Forest Ogre referred to as Taw Belu eats raw meat and wears a plume on his headdress. The Palace Ogre known as (Nan Belu) is more noble and powerful than his rival the Forest Ogre so he always stands on the right of the stage and always enters and exits from the right. Because they are enemies they are never stored in the same trunk!
A highly decorative large Burmese Puppet with silver sequins, glass beads, glass mosaic, thayo lacquer – age related wear, a couple of glass beads missing
Burmese Puppet Mythological Forest Ogre
A brief history of Myanmar Puppets