I did the ink drawing standing in front of their window, and painted it later using a photo for color reference. These particular puppets are handmade, hand-stitched, hand-formed clay head and hands. They are all characters from stories.
My Taiwanese friend said until fairly recently, there were small traveling companies of puppeteers who would tell the stories in serial, presenting sequential parts in one small town after another in Taiwan. His father's generation used to sneak out to the towns before and after them in the circuit so they could see more of the story! Now they are on tv 24/7.