Welcome back to the MSU Museum. I'm sure you can tell I love this spot!
Here's a small and short-term exhibit of extremely lovely puppets from Asia.
In this exhibit I found wonderful bits from India, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Japan, Burma, Sri Lanka and more.
I love how their faces tell stories...
Do they tell of war?
Anger and Power?
Danger and Courage?
Do they celebrate creatures of the earth?
And oh, how the shadow play makes for a lovely presentation.
Calm and peace?
I've always loved a puppet show -- taking a puppet making class was one of my favorites in college and I still keep a puppet on the top of the Christmas tree.
Children talk to puppets, tell them secrets they don't tell people. And yes, they do answer back.
How lovely to play, to imagine, to be entertained. All with the careful movements of a hand placed deftly inside a sculpted head, moving with skill and precision.
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