A Puppet Master Passes Away

Theera Nuchpiam


Sakorn Yang-keawsot, a Thai master of puppetry, died of lung disease and kidney failure on 21 May 2007. His death is a major loss to the traditional art of Thailand, where the revival of Thai traditional puppetry owed much to his prolonged and sustained struggle to save this dying heritage. Theera Nuchpiam pays homage to the iconographic figure.

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