Seller: oz038 (4,872) 99.1%, Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 293119478771 Antique vintage Burmese Myanmar wooden puppet, in vintage traditional dress This was purchased from professional working puppet troupe in Myanmar near Mae Hon Son on the northern Thai border in the early 1990s. It is largish (60 cm ) and are dressed in traditional old local costume of the period . This is real, professional puppet, used nightly, often to deliver covert political messages to the population- as well as entertain with overt stories. It is not the colourful, garish Western type normally available to tourists. Estate collection sale -also see other pieces for sale by seller. Owner lived in and worked all over China, Indo china and Asia from early 90's, even when these places were politically very sensitive .He and made many purchases as early morning farmers market on the the outskirts of cities and villages during his travels . I am not an expert in the age of these estate pieces so the photos serve as the descriptions. Pick up , customer courier , or send from Williamstown, Victoria .