A WONDERFUL WORLD OF PUPPETRY 

Valentinetti Puppet Museum showcases the magnificent craftsmanship of generations of puppet artists.  Many of these artists are long gone, but at the museum you can still see their work, sense their devotion to a unique art form, and almost hear the laughter that they lovingly created in children long ago.

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 These are two examples of what are referred to at Nang Talung, a style of shadow puppet found in Southern Thailand (the Malay Peninsula).

 This Nang Talung style of Thai puppetry is related to the style found in the country of Malayasia.

 These were recently gifted to the museum by Itsara Namtapi, a UW student from Thailand.

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