Originating in China and India thousands of years ago, shadow puppetry is one of the oldest known forms of puppetry in the world. Renditions of folk tales, legends, and Chinese opera themes were common. The art of shadow puppetry spread to Indonesia, Turkey, Greece, and western Europe where it enjoyed enormous popularity in the 1800′s.
Oompa is thrilled to add a new line of beautiful shadow puppets by Moulin Roty. Available in several styles including Castle, Dinosaur, Circus, and Paris themes, our Shadow Puppets make a thoughtful, unique, and simply charming gift — and they are affordable to boot! For serious puppeteers, we also offer a Shadow Puppet Theater!