There are many different varieties of puppets, and they are made of a wide range of materials, depending on their form and intended use.
They can be extremely complex or very simple in their construction.
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Puppetry is a very ancient form of theatre which was first recorded in the 5th century BC in Ancient Greece.
Some forms of puppetry may have originated as long ago as 3000 years BC.
Bunraku developed out of Shinto temple rites and gradually became a highly sophisticated form of puppetry.
The appearance is created of the puppets moving over water.Puppetry takes many forms, but they all share the process of animating inanimate performing objects to tell a story.Puppetry is used in almost all human societies both as entertainment – in performance – and ceremonially in rituals and celebrations such as carnivals.The puppeteer often speaks in the voice of the character of the puppet, and then synchronizes the movements of the puppet's mouth with this spoken part.The actions, gestures and spoken parts acted out by the puppets are typically used in storytelling.