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On the 7th day of Christmas: Meet Zenne, nervous nellie like a bowl of jelly


Today, it is time to meet Zenne, the Karagoz puppet that I refer to as “the nervous nellie like a bowl of jelly.”  I realized that this moniker was befitting of her when I passed by Nervous Nellie’s Shop – … Continue reading

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On the 6th day of Christmas: Meet Tiryaki the opium addict with narcolepsy


Today, we meet one of the more shadowy figures in my head – and in the history of Karagöz shadow puppetry in Turkey, Tiryaki Bey, who is addicted to opium and nods off on a regular basis – sometimes due to narcolepsy … Continue reading

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On the 2nd day of Christmas: Meet Bebe Ruhi, a Karagöz puppet with Dwarfism and a whole lotta goof


Meet Bebe Ruhi, a Karagöz shadow puppet with Dwarfism, may be a small man, but he is a man with a big heart that is full of goofiness. My husband M. always says that he liked Bebe Ruhi the best … Continue reading

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