Tag Archives: Turkish art

Meet the motley crew of Ottoman Turkish puppets


For those of you just tuning in – or dipping in – to this blog, you might be interested to learn about the little puppets that have moved into my head as I navigate a cross-cultural marriage, but let me … Continue reading

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Karagöz Oyunları- what now?


Karagöz (literal translation: “black eye”) is a word that refers both to an individual puppet character from the Ottoman Empire era AND to the entire troupe of Karagöz shadow puppets that surround him. I have described this band of puppets … Continue reading

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