Enjoy an opportunity to pull some strings and learn from a professional puppeteer. Be amused by a charming puppet show; assemble your very own Rajasthani string puppet and lastly head for a memorable luncheon.
What to Expect
Locally called Kathputli - the colorful string puppets of Rajasthan are made of wood and cloth. The head of the puppets are carved out of wood and colored according to characters they depict in the episodes. Strings are attached to the head for manipulation. The faces are usually painted yellow, white or any light color. The body, up to the waist and hands, is made of stuffed rags, cotton or cloth bits. The hands have no joints unlike the other string puppets of India.
The artist will not only teach you the techniques of maneuvering these traditional marionettes but will also tell you why the selection of colors is important for bringing a puppet to form. The session ends with a puppet show followed by a lunch at a restaurant.
- All transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
- Puppet making fees
- Local English speaking guide
- Lunch at local restaurant
What's Not Included
- Expense of personal nature
- Meals other than those specified above
- Airfares/Visa fees