Gulmohar tree’s wood is used to make the puppet’s face
According to the measurements the wood is carved.
Scissors are used to cut the fabric and thread
Needle is used stitch the costume and body for the puppet
Painting brush is used to paint the facial features of the puppet
Fabric and color ribbons are used to decorate the puppet.
Enamel paints are used to paint the facial features of the puppet
Cotton waste, material to start of felling material in the Puppet making.
Woolan Yarn It used for stitching the cloth pieces
Eyebrows are painted first.
For male characters mustache and beard are painted.
Painted wood pieces of the puppet’s face.
Puppets are usually carved and played such a way as it is used to communicate the ideas and needs of the societies through the puppet shows. Puppet shows would be generally done during the evenings, the off harvest seasons, the village festivals or the puja’s were the entire village would gather together. It is usually played with the strings, jute ropes/ coir ropes and is often used in various plays at the streets, locations of play.
The process utilizes hand skills and innovative use of existing low weight materials and techniques to create the puppets. Basic tools and raw materials used for puppet making are cloth pieces, stuffing material used as a filling material in the puppet making, scissors, big size needles for stitching the body parts, paints to highlight the puppet character, twines used to tie puppets for playing etc.,