Object ID
Object Name
Puppet, Shadow
Object Collection
Date Created
1980s, 1981 – 1989
Alternative Name
karagiozi shadow puppet
Leather; Metal; Plastic
Object Entities
Manzara, Thianda (collected by)
Gazepidis, Frixos (created by)
Louvrie, Demetra (owned by)
Manzara, Thianda (is related to)
Gazepidis, Frixos (is related to)
Louvrie, Demetra (is related to)
Object Description
Traditional Karagiozi puppet made of resin pieces attached with metal studs and leather pieces for movement. male puppet is painted with a traditional short jacket, sash, and pants.
Karaghiozi-He is a quick-witted, poor scoundrel. He speaks from his life experience. His appearance is marked by a hunched back, balding, and one arm shorter than the other. He often has a watering can as a prop.

Character description from Warmoes, V. Karaghiozi Shadow Theater. MA Thesis, Concordia University (Montreal, Canada, 1989) citing Ioanou, G. 1971. Karaghiosis, Vol. A (Athens: Ermis 1971). (http://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/3555/1/ML56049.pdf)

Thianda Manzara (daughter) donated the puppets and accessories from the estate of Demetra Louvrie (1931-2001). Louvrie studied with her great-uncle John Katses (Halsted Street café performer),l George Kefalopoulos (radio host), and Frixos Gazepidis. Louvrie taught and presented shows of Karaghiozi puppeteering throughout Illinois.
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Puppet, Shadow, 1980s, 1981 – 1989, Demetra Louvrie Karaghiozi Puppet Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6107. Accessed 05/18/24.