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China: Male and female shadow puppets in conversation, Shanxi or Gansu Province, 20th century

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PFH1186851
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China: Male and female shadow puppets in conversation, Shanxi or Gansu Province, 20th century
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C20th AD
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Shadow play or shadow puppetry is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment using opaque, often articulated figures in front of an illuminated backdrop to create the illusion of moving images. It is popular in various cultures. At present, more than 20 countries are known to have shadow show troupes.

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artist / art / China / Asia / shadow puppetry / asia / historical images / shadow play / art / historical / shadow puppet / asian / puppet / entertainment / historical pictures / paintings / chinese / fashion / painting / history / Pí Yĭng Xì / kansu / shanxi / shansi / nang talung / gansu
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