This fairy is part of a water-puppetry ensemble that includes a master of ceremonies called Teu, a dragon, a lion, and a boy on buffalo. She has moveable parts and a thick colourful painted exterior. The fairy appears in the Dance of the Eight Fairies, which is possibly connected with a Chinese legend about fairies. The origins of water-puppetry are thought to date to the 12th century although it is possible that it was a folk art that developed even earlier in the rice-farming villages of north Vietnam. The stories enacted include spiritual and popular themes that are closely related with rural life.