Artisan imbues southern culture with water puppetry

Phung Quang Oanh left Hanoi for HCM City in 2007, bringing along his puppets and a strong desire to introduce water puppetry – one of the most popular northern cultural feature –to southern residents.


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Artisan Phung Quang Oanh 

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Fig timber – main material to make water puppets 

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Phung Quang Oanh’s set of tools

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Skillful hands are required throughout puppet-making process 

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Oanh pays attention to every detail of a puppet 

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Painting is always the last step 

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A corner of Oanh's workshop 

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Oanh is holding one of his favorite puppet 

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Main character of the 'Phoenix Dance' show 

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Characters in the 'Festival drums' show 

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A puppet used for the show 'Vinh quy bai to' (Returning home to pay tribute to ancestors after getting an academic honour)

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A puppet in the 'The eight fairies' show 

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'Rowing' 

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'Catching frogs' 

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Dragon heads made by Oanh 

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Oanh’s puppets are highly favoured by local puppeteers 

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