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Myanmar to showcase traditional puppets globally

Xinhua, March 17, 2015 Adjust font size:

Myanmar will showcase its traditional marionettes at the world's largest folk art exhibition in the United States in July, according to U Khin Maung Htwe, art director of Htwe Oo Myanmar Puppetry Home Tuesday.

The 12th International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe will celebrate living folk art traditions and create economic opportunities for folk artists worldwide, U Khin Maung Htwe said.

About 200 string puppets will be on sale at the event, he added.

The event creates an opportunity to bring the country's puppetry back to life, as the tradition has almost faded away, he said.

Myanmar has taken part in the market since 2013, giving local puppeteers a chance to exchange knowledge with artists from other countries and showcase Myanmar's arts and culture. Endi