piyingxi (Shadow Puppet)

About this object

History of use

Shadow puppet

Physical description

A paper shadow puppet representing a standing female figure dressed in elaborate two-piece pants and costume which are predominantly red, yellow and purple. Wearing an elaborate headdress of the same colours with two long thin feather-like tails curving from the top of the head to flow down at the back and two wide pelt-like bands flowing from the sides to the back.