Kathputli string puppet depicting a character in a play, consisting of a carved wooden head with an integral hat, covered and decorated with polychrome pigments overall. The puppet has a textile upper body, including the arms. The puppet wears a textile costume including a grey and purple shirt and a layered skirt, which is decorated with metallic thread. The puppet is holding a sword wrapped in textile. Various strings are attached.
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