He taonga tākaro a te Māori, he whakapakoko nekeneke ka whakamahia i te whare tapere. I te nuinga o te wā, he rite ki te tangata te āhua, ā, ka whakakorihia mā te kukume i ngā aho e herea ana ki ōna ringaringa. Arā hoki ngā momo karetao o te ao whānui, ko ētahi ka hangaia ki te tōkena, ā, mā te ringa o te kaiwhakahere te karetao e whakakori.
A toy or a figure that is used in performing arts. Most often they are in the image of a person and are made to move by pulling on strings which are attached to its arms. There are many other types of puppets across the world, for example a sock puppet where the puppeteer’s hand makes the puppet's movements.