Dating at 36

The simplest puppets are finger puppets, which are tiny puppets that fit onto a single finger, and sock puppets, which are formed from a sock and operated by inserting one's hand inside the sock, with the opening and closing of the hand simulating the movement of the puppet's "mouth".

A hand puppet is controlled by one hand which occupies the interior of the puppet and moves the puppet around (Punch and Judy puppets are familiar examples of hand puppets).

Bunraku developed out of Shinto temple rites and gradually became a highly sophisticated form of puppetry.

Thailand has Hun Krabok, a rod puppet theatre which is the most popular form of puppetry.Puppetry takes many forms, but they all share the process of animating inanimate performing objects to tell a story.Puppetry is used in almost all human societies both as entertainment – in performance – and ceremonially in rituals and celebrations such as carnivals.There are many different varieties of puppets, and they are made of a wide range of materials, depending on their form and intended use.They can be extremely complex or very simple in their construction.