shadow puppet

Shadow figure made from buffalo hide, depicting a female human figure with painted features. The skin is pale, the hair black. The dress, jewellery and shoes are red, green, and black. The figure is in a three-quarter to frontal pose, with pierced detailing. A central operating rod is attached with vegetable fibre cord, and there is one articulated arm.

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