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Dragon Puppet (Chinese New Year 6/11)

Here's another puppet from the same stall that was selling the puppet lion.
http://www.fotothing.com/Pueo/photo/d32ae080a7766be20567532611f340eb/

Dragons are revered mythical creatures in Chinese Culture (and other Asian cultures).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_dragon

The Dragon is often portrayed by kung fu troups with a large, long, dragon puppet at New Year celebrations. The acrobatic display is commonly known as the Dragon Dance.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_dance
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Feb 27 2008 14:00 GMT bennystr
So colorful!
Feb 27 2008 19:10 GMT Pueo PRO
It was tempting me to buy it. Instead I took its picture.
Feb 28 2008 00:47 GMT ashdad PRO
Neat puppet!
Mar 05 2008 21:32 GMT Nodster
Interesting series
Mar 05 2008 21:35 GMT Pueo PRO
Glad you enjoyed it.

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