Cardboard template of a male figure. Has swining legs on hinges and holes throughout the puppet. Puppet is wearing a tassled hat and curly toed shoes.
Haciavati-He is the poor, loyal friend of Karaghiozi. He often is beaten by Karaghiozi or Veligekas. He often facilitates getting Karaghiozi a job. He holds his beard and is usually the most Turkish looking.
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/7848. Accessed 01/27/22.