Storyteller puppets - row of ancestors - Wood - Chadar Badni - Santal - India

Description
Storyteller puppets - row of ancestors - Wood - Chadar Badni - Santal - India
2nd half 20th century - Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear

These are articulated storyteller puppets used in the Santal festival & in wedding celebrations. Santal ethnographic group (Bihar & N. India).
These were displayed on a diorama used for the performance of itinerant storytellers to illustrate folk tales. Many of these were distributed by traders in Kathmandu along with other Santhal material culture such as dodro banam (bowed musical instruments), flutes, palkee panels (marital litter) and these storyteller puppets during the late 20th c.

This row represents ten female ancestors, dancing.

Lot details
Object
Storyteller puppets - row of ancestors
Indigenous object name
Chadar Badni
Ethnic group/ culture
Santal
Region/ country
India
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
15×36×7 cm
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