Object ID
2008.2.15
Object Name
Puppet, Shadow
Title
Turkish Dancing Girl
Date Created
April 12, 2013, 1965 – 2001
Alternative Name
Karaghiozi
Medium
Paint
Material
Polycarbonate
Object Entities
Louvrie, Demetra (created by)
Manzara, Thianda (is related to)
Louvrie, Demetra (is related to)
Katses, John (is related to)
Kefalopoulos, George (is related to)
Gazepidis, Frixos (is related to)
Object Description
female figure with black hair, yellow and pink hat, gold necklace, green elbow length gloves, pink vest, white capri pants with laces at side of calf, pink and gold tassle belt and pink high heeled shoes
Origin
Turkish Dancing Girl-She is probably used as Fetimet or most often as a daughter of the Pasha, Bey or Vizier. They are generally depicted as lovestruck. 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 cafe performer),l George Kefalopoulos (radio host), and Frixos Gazepidis. Louvrie taught and presented shows of Karaghiozi puppeteering throughout Illinois.
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Citation
Puppet, Shadow, April 12, 2013, 1965 – 2001, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7844. Accessed 10/16/21.