Traditionally, 7 men made up a troupe, 2 to manipulate the puppets and speak the roles, and 5 musicians to provide accompaniment and sound effects. Plots are adapted from novels, fairy and folk tales, history and from supernatural events. Short comic scenes opened the presentation, followed by long plays.
By 1900, in Taiwan, puppet theatre began taking on distinctive Taiwanese traits, and after the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War, Fukinese puppets were no longer imported. Puppets became larger closed to 50 cm. High and less finely carved., and iconographic style often follows Chinese opera. Materials Cotton fibre Wood Paint HairAdhesive Silk fibre Metal SkinPaper Paste adhesive Plastic University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology. The item "VINTAGE CHINESE OPERA HAND PUPPET DOLL MEDUSA DEMON ODDITY FOLK ART SEQUINS ART" is in sale since Saturday, June 17, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Asian\1900-Now\Chinese\Dolls & Bears". The seller is "theprimitivefold" and is located in Villa Park, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Uruguay, Russian federation, South africa.