Category Archives: Introducing the Karagöz puppets

“Nous sommes Charlie Hebdo:” The Karagöz Puppets are Vintage Satirists


In the haze of the morning, I awoke to the chants of a French protest group, or so I thought.  Opening one eye, I noted the entire troupe of Karagöz puppets was lined up on my bureau, waving their fists … Continue reading

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A love letter to Andew Lang – who helped me find the Karagoz puppets


Dear Andrew Lang, I am sure you are dead and gone.  But, I do love you nonetheless.  Although I never met you, nor could I have met you due to time travel limitations, I love you because it was the … Continue reading

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Karagöz Oyunları on Etsy


Source: etsy.com via Liz on Pinterest   In case you are not familiar with Etsy, as in “Betsy without the B,” it is a wonderful website that has created a space for artisans and vintage sellers from around the world … Continue reading

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