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Burmese Puppet Mythological Forest Ogre





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 in Burmese folklore referred to as Taw Belu is a demon renowned for eating raw meat and wearing a large plume on top of his headdress. The Palace Ogre known as (Nan Belu) is more noble demon and more powerful than his rival the Forest Ogre. In puppet shows he always stands on the right of the stage and always enters and exits from the right. Because Taw Belu and Nan Belu are enemies they are never stored in the same trunk after the show.

A highly decorative large Burmese Puppet with silver sequins decorating the entire body, glass beads, glass mosaic, gilding and thayo lacquer decorate the head and feet. Age related wear, a couple of glass beads missing. Original strings are attached to different parts of the puppet with a wooden handle for manipulating the puppet.

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