Zolfaghari - Iran
Puppet play is based on an old Iranian folktale.
An old lady is going to visit her new married daughter.
On the way she encounters with the wolf, tiger and
lion, who want to eat her. The old lady pretends
to be very weak and asks them to see how thin she
is, and to let her go to her daughter's home. On
the way back she would be fat enough to be eaten.
They accept and the old lady continues her way.
intelligent and keen old lady comes back inside
of a pumpkin and in this way none of the wold, tiger
or lion will know her. Finally she can reach her
home safely and happily.