W250xH350mm, Cambodia

There are broadly 2 types of shadow puppets in Cambodia, Sbek Thom and Sbek Toch.  Sbek Thom are large shadow puppets, the leather part can get up to 1.5-2m tall and 1.5m wide.  The puppeteers for Sbek Thom are part of the performance and are not in disguised, they dances in front and behind of the screen; the epic Ramayana is performed.  This shadow puppet belongs to the Sbek Toch genres, they are smaller and usually tell the folktales based on everyday life (unlike Sbek Thom which has a religious significant).