Rajasthani Puppets Kathputli Pair
- Package Contains- 1 puppet pair set of Male and woman
- Puppets’ Size: Height- 48 cm. Length- 7 cm. Width- 7 cm.
- Handmade Home Decoration Gifts by Artisans of Rajasthan.
- These String Puppets Can Be Used As Home Decor Or Wall Decor.
- Color of the fabric of the puppet may vary
Rajasthani puppets art is called as “Kathputli”. It got originated from two unique words from Hindi, namely “Kath” means wood and “Putli” means a doll with no life or toy.
It is in existence in India, especially for more than one thousand years. The agile action of puppeteers using the puppets with their fingers along with good facial features, vibrant colors, and modulated voices never fails to entertain the crowd. It gives the state of Rajasthan an immense pride in showcasing this talented dance form first to the entire world centuries ago.
It flourished during the times of Kings in Rajasthan as it caught their attention. It was seen not only as a medium of entertainment but also to teach socio-cultural and moral values.
The first puppetry show done by the Bhat community was based on the life of the Great King Vikramaditya of Ujjain. 32 puppets were involved in this show making it more remarkable at that time.
Rajasthani Puppets are made of mango wood and filled with cotton. They are decorated with soft colorful clothes and vibrant make-up.
Rajasthani Puppets Face is drawn on it using oil paint of matching human skin color. Nose, eyes and lips are drawn using a gentle brush. Small pipes are used to make hands and legs and they get attached to wood to give a perfect look. It gets wrapped up in vibrant clothing with eye-catchy jewelry accessories. Last but not least, attachment of strings to hands and legs is mandatory to make it move freely.
Rod puppetry, shadow puppetry, and glove puppetry are the other forms of puppetry different from the common string puppetry. Crafts Museum in New Delhi, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir in Udaipur, Jagmohan Palace in Mysore and Chitrakala Parishad in Bangalore are the best museums in showing the best workings of puppetry.
1 review for Rajasthani Puppets Kathputli Pair
- Store Name: Craftam
- Vendor: Craftam
4, Krishna Vihar Vistar, Golywash Road
Opp. Heera Path Petrol Pump, Mansaover
- 5.00 rating from 15 reviews