This shadow puppet of Duryodhana is a Togalu Gombeyatta puppet, a shadow puppet tradition of Karnataka, India. It translates to the dance of leather puppets, with ‘Togalu’ meaning leather, ‘Gombe’ meaning a doll or a puppet and ‘atta’ meaning dance.
Duryodhana is an important personality in the Hindu epic Mahabharata. He is the eldest of the 100 Kauravas, born to King Dhritarashtra and Queen Gandhari.
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Periodlate 20th century - early 21st century
DimensionsH: 70 cm x W: 41 cm
Genre: Indigenous & Tribal Art