pinch to zoom
Thai Shadow Puppet Gouache | Unknown Artist

Thai Shadow Puppet

Email This Page

Unknown Artist

Unknown Artist

$2,850

  • Date: Early 20th Century
  • Gouache on hide with wooden sticks, mounted to board
  • Size: 36 x 34 in. (91.44 x 86.36 cm)
  • Frame Size: 37 x 35 inches

$2,850

Framed

+
1
-

about Thai Shadow Puppet

Thai shadow puppets are used in both classical and folk theater.

There are two types of shadow theater in Thailand: nang talang and nangyai. The size of puppets usually between .75 metres to 1.25 metres. They are made of buffalo or cow hide. Usually the puppets have one articulated arm; clowns typically have two moveable arms. The puppet that represents the hero tends to be small with delicate features while the villain puppet tends to be large and unattractive. Puppets who represent gods are always the smallest in size. Clown puppets are ugly and can even have movable chins and genitals, but they are also know to be insightful (much like Shakespeare’s fools). The puppets are manipulated by puppeteers behind white screens so that they appear as shadows, which makes one wonder why they are so intricately and colorfully painted. A small fire or lamp is used behind the screen, and all of this is managed by single puppeteer who narrates and sings. 

About The Medium: Gouache

A paint with opaque pigments ground in water and thickened with a glue-like substance.

Our customers enjoy

Customer Service

“The entire process was very easy, with good communication about status of the order and then very prompt delivery. All in all, a very good experience I would like to repeat.”

Horace L.

starstarstarstar

Our customers enjoy

A Variety of Styles

“The categories of artists was excellent and the inventory of art was phenomenal!”

Deane G.

starstarstarstar

Our customers enjoy

Industry Leading Logistics

“Shipping was excellent - the framed artwork was well packed and arrived without any damage. ”

Michael M.

starstarstarstar

1 / 3

RoGallery Art Tube Ready to Ship RoGallery Box - Ready to Ship Tall Print Tube - Ready to Ship

Recent collections:

Curated by RoGallery

1 / 6
Harvey Dinnerstein - Joe DiMaggio Print

Let’s Swing for the Fences - Baseball Art

view collection
Oluf Gravesen Print

Art for All: Shop Art Under $1000

view collection
Celebrating African American Art

Celebrating African American Art

view collection
Marshall Goodman Elephant Drawing

At the Zoo

view collection
Laurent Marcel Salinas Painting - Rochers

Watch the Waves - Seascapes

view collection
Art Under $200

Art Under $200

view collection

Thai Shadow Puppet

Unknown Artist

Early 20th Century

Framed

Thai Shadow Puppet

Unknown Artist

Early 20th Century

Make an Offer

Thai Shadow Puppet Gouache | Unknown Artist

Thai Shadow Puppet

Unknown Artist

By submitting an offer, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Your cart()

Total Price
Checkout

Your Cart is Empty

Keep Shopping

Login