Chú Tễu (literally uncle comedian, buffoon, joker) is a typical puppet in Vietnamese water puppetry.[1][2] Tễu is bigger than other puppets. This character usually introduces the performance and makes humorous actions for the audience.[3]

Chú Tễu


  1. ^ Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. Fine Arts Publishing House, 2000. Page 91.
  2. ^ The Asia-Pacific Magazine - Issues: 6-13. Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University, 1997. Page 4.
  3. ^ "Traditional water puppet in Nguyen village - A unique cultural heritage". Thái Bình Province, Vietnam. Archived from the original on April 28, 2016. Retrieved April 22, 2016.