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The marionettes of Burma have always been considered a serious dramatic art form. The puppets were able to depict characters that Burmese society would not accept human performers to represent.

 

‘Yakspina’ marionette or string puppet, 20th Century

Burma (Myanmar)

Wood and fabric

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