Marionettes (puppets controlled from above using wires or strings) take an important place in Czech culture, history and language. In 2016 traditional puppet-theaters of Czech and Slovak Republic were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Usually czech marionettes considered as a funny toys, but czech marionettes – custom puppets, art marionettes, hand carved and glove puppets – are the historical phenomenon. Professional artists create the style of the dolls and make special clothing for them. There are well known puppetry museums in the czech towns Chrudim and Plzen.
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