Cardboard template of karaghiozi with attached jointed arm with leather strap. The puppet has hinged legs and holes throughout. Has a big nose and bear feet.
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 cafe 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, April 12, 2013, 1974, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7847. Accessed 08/14/22.