By Gita Wolf
Anything can be turned into a puppet, you just need to know how! Based on the principles taught by traditional Indian puppeteers, each puppet in this jolly book has been made from simple, everyday materials. It proves that once you know the basics, it is accidents, discoveries and a sense of humor which let you create a puppet. Once your puppets are ready for action, use the included play script, or write and perform your own puppet play!
Tara Books, 2019, hardcover (offset-printed), 9 x 11.5 inches, 144 pages.
Tara Books is an award-winning, internationally-recognized independent publishing house made up of a collective of writers, designers and book artisans who favor a non-hierarchical mode of functioning, informed by feminism and other movements for social justice.
Founded in 1994 by Gita Wolf and based in Chennai, India, Tara Books runs its own print shop, employing over 25 bookmaking artisans on a fair-trade basis. Known for their handmade books, they use handmade paper and non-toxic inks to create numbered artists’ books, as well as art prints and unique stationery (we also carry their wonderful Flukebooks!)
They collaborate with a range of writers, artists and designers from lndia and elsewhere, and an integral part of their publishing is a pioneering engagement with the rich diversity of Indian folk and tribal art.