Work and play

MASTER PUPPETEER: Mr Mohamed Fawzy Bakkar works on a puppet in his Cairo workshop. The 34-year-old has been in the puppet-making business for 15 years and dreams of touring the world with his puppets. MANY EXPRESSIONS: Drawings and faces of puppets l
MASTER PUPPETEER: Mr Mohamed Fawzy Bakkar works on a puppet in his Cairo workshop. The 34-year-old has been in the puppet-making business for 15 years and dreams of touring the world with his puppets.PHOTO: EPA-EFE
MASTER PUPPETEER: Mr Mohamed Fawzy Bakkar works on a puppet in his Cairo workshop. The 34-year-old has been in the puppet-making business for 15 years and dreams of touring the world with his puppets. MANY EXPRESSIONS: Drawings and faces of puppets l
MANY EXPRESSIONS: Drawings and faces of puppets line a wall in the workshop, a hint of the myriad looks these entertaining toys can offer.PHOTO: EPA-EFE
MASTER PUPPETEER: Mr Mohamed Fawzy Bakkar works on a puppet in his Cairo workshop. The 34-year-old has been in the puppet-making business for 15 years and dreams of touring the world with his puppets. MANY EXPRESSIONS: Drawings and faces of puppets l
PULLING STRINGS: A puppet being put through the checks to ensure it is in working condition. Mr Bakkar hopes to spread the art of puppetry throughout Egypt.PHOTO: EPA-EFE
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 23, 2020, with the headline 'Work and play'. Print Edition | Subscribe