Object ID
2008.2.19
Object Name
Puppet, Shadow
Title
Haciavati
Date Created
April 12, 2013, 1974
Alternative Name
Karaghiozi
Material
Cardboard
Object Entities
Mihopoulos, (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
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.
Origin
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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Citation
Puppet, Shadow, April 12, 2013, 1974, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7848. Accessed 01/27/22.