The puppets employed in this art form are made of wood and manipulated by strings. Unlike other traditional rod puppets of West Bengal and Orissa, these puppets are in one piece and have no joints. Rod puppetry is similar to glove puppetry but the puppets are larger in size than that of the latter and are manipulated by rods. A wheeled platform that has a height of about three feet from the ground is set up for the show. The puppeteers and the musicians position themselves near the stage. The classical and folk music of the region serves as the background score during the performance. Curtains act as a backdrop for the enactment of various scenes.