I must have told you many a time that hubby loves traditional Greek shadow puppet theatre.
Hubby even used his puppets to teach his pupils.And they still remember that.
He and I, as his assistant, perform shadow puppet performances together from time to time for charity or friends.And we love it.
He makes his own figures and I have made some too like this dragon.
Greek Shadow Puppetry Festival in Patras winning awards too.
Years ago, back in 2002, we went to Athens to the Spathario Museum and met Evgenios Spatharis, one of the most famous and popular shadow puppeteers in Greece, who died today six years ago.
Ballard Institute that has a Museum of Shadow Puppetry and we donated a Greek shadow puppet to their collection.
And of course we collect everything that has to do with shadow puppetry.
Our living room looks a bit like a Shadow Puppetry Museum too. All around the walls there are shadow puppet figures and works of Art that were either made by hubby or even me, or by friends.
Konstandinos Kougioumtzis (I made a surprise and gifted this to hubby for his 58th birthday).
Underneath it a porcelain piece from the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation in Nafplion.
Two prints from old posters I bought at the flea market.Next to them Giannis Chatzis' original painting he presented me with. It's Karaghiozis and the mermaid.
Underneath it a print by Eleni Kastrinogianni (aka coocoovaya on etsy), who made the original after being inspired by our favourite Elias Karellas' performance at the Athens Music Hall, the same performance we had seen at Christmas 2013.
Nikolas Tzivelekis , another very good shadow puppeteer.