Palvan Kachal

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Palvan Kachal’


the main character in presentations of the Uzbek national puppet theater, Kugirchik-uiun. A hand puppet, Palvan Kachal’ was especially popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Always exuberant, he represents the common man and is a defender of truth and justice. He is still popular in contemporary Uzbek puppet theater.


Perepelitsyna, L. A. Uzbekskii narodnyi kukol’nyi teatr. Tashkent, 1959.
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