Old Burmese Marionette puppet Ogre (Belu). This one is the city ogre with a jeweled spike headdress.While the forest Ogre will wear a plumed crest.
The Burmese name for marionette puppetry is Yoke thé. Its usage usually refers to the local form of string puppetry.Burmese marionettes probable date of the origin is given around 1780, during the reign of Singu Min. Yoke thé performances originated from royal patronage and were gradually adapted for the wider populace.
Height: 23 inches