String puppets known as Kathputli, depicting a snake charmer and his snake.

{RELATEDOBJS: Ganesh shadow puppet.
Music Gallery
Pungi or murli (pipe - double clarinet with wind cap, single reed) played by snake charmer kathputli puppet (Case no.375)
Ghungru bells (Case no.?) Natural History
Common Cobra from India (Case no.38 & 39)
Centenary Gallery - Stone figure of Ganesh from the Mahabharata (Lower case opposite the Pacific spears and masks)}

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