Mountain tribes of North Vietnam - paulsmit
’Water marionettes.’

	Shop with water marionettes in Hanoi. Water puppetry (roi nuoc) is a uniquely Vietnamese form of theatre that draws its plots from legends and historical sources. It is at least as old as the 12th century AD and originated in the wet environments of the Red River valley. In a traditional water puppet theatre the marionettes are manipulated by way of wooden levers that remain concealed under the surface of the water. Photo Mick Palarczyk