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A scene from "Mekhala and Ramasoon" a "human puppet" show by Huachiew Chalermprakiet University.

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Klong Bang Luang puppet troupe performers wear black clothes, armbands, leg bands and masks. This is believed to lower the human self and make the puppets stand out.

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This scene from the Ramakien tells the story of a fight between the monkey king Hanuman and demons.

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A performance by Klong Bang Luang puppet troupe.

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A member of the audience is greeted by a puppet.

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The event also shows how puppet heads are created.

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The puppet show and exhibition is part of the academic curriculum for third year students from the Department of Thai Music, Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts.

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The event aims to discuss the relationship between humans and water through puppets.

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"Puppet Reflections from the Water" was held in front of MBK shopping centre in Bangkok, organised by the Department of Thai Music, Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts.

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Puppet show and exhibition “Puppet Reflections from the Water” examines the relationship between humans and water by utilising puppets of characters from the Ramakien. Photos by Patipat Janthong and Seksan Rojjanametakul.

  • Published: 05 Mar 2012
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