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Water puppetry - an intangible cultural heritage of Vietnamese people

Updated at Tuesday, 21 Mar 2017, 14:26
The Hanoitimes - Water puppetry is a traditional form that dates back to the 11th century Ly Dynasty to celebrate the end of the rice harvest, religious festivals and other important occasions.
Water puppetry is a distinctive Vietnamese art and an intangible cultural heritage of Vietnamese people. Thanks to its special characteristics, water puppetry have quickly become one of the most famous art forms that can be compared to traditional plays such as Tuong and Cheo singings. Water puppetry has come closer to international friends.
Water puppetry is a traditional form that dates back to the 11th century Ly Dynasty. Villagers in the Red River Delta and other rice-growing regions in the north of Vietnam staged water puppet performances to celebrate the end of the rice harvest, religious festivals and other important occasions.
Puppetry is popular in many countries around the world, but Vietnam's water puppetry is unique art.
The Economic and Urban Newspaper would like to introduce to readers some images of the water puppetry showed at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology by photographer Van Phuc (the Hanoi Elderly  Photographers Club):
 

 


Translated by Nguyen Thu
Source: Van Phuc-Kinhtedothi.vn
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