Marionettes

What is a Marionette?

Handmade Man Marionette on the guitar
Handmade Man Marionette on the guitar

A marionette is a puppet controlled from above using wires or strings depending on regional variations. A marionette’s puppeteer is called a manipulator. Marionettes are operated with the puppeteer hidden or revealed to an audience by using a vertical or horizontal control bar in different forms of theaters or entertainment venues. They have also been used in films and on television.