glove puppet

Glove puppet in a pointed brown hat with a grey, synthetic fur trim. Doleful expression; lidded eyes; rosebud mouth. Head possibly made from a gourd, possibly showing carving marks. Dark blue/black robe; golden gilt trim; yellow coloured outer strip edges the full length of the front closure, cuffs and hem. Worn over a pink shirt showing yellow, blude and green flower motifs. Padded beige cloth hands. All cloth synthetic.

An old mean wearing a traditional pointed hat. Related to 1999.63 with regard to facial features ("The 'soft', perhaps gormless, expression and features suggest a comic character, perhaps a juvenile lead").

Made by Uzbeks/possibly Karakalpaks. Used by Uzbeks. Made and collected in Khiva, Uzbekistan.

Collected from the puppet maker in the madrassah opposite the main gate to the Ark.

Purchased 18.9.98 for US $8.

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