Old Man/Zumrat's (Cinderella's) Father

Rod puppet of a generic old man, sometimes used to represent Zumrat's father in the Cinderalla (Zumrat) story. Painted papier maché head, with white moustache, white goatee and white eyebrows of synthetic fur. Other features of the face include a red nose, protruding ears and popping eyes. Wears a circular cloth hat - an Uzbek man's hat or DOPPI - on his triangular-shaped head. Also wears a patched, beige robe (KHALAT or CHAPAN) decorated with vertical dark-brown stripes tied at the waist with a white cotton sash. Underneath the robe the character wears a white collton 'combination' or union suit (all-in-one suit) paired with a white cotton skirt and brown knee boots. The hands and arms are made of padded cloth; the boots are made of papier mache (both are integral). The head is attached to long wooden rod hidden by the costume. There are no other rods which would indicate the existence of a mechanism for movement. A length of nylon thread indicates that it may have been on display.

Cost to purchase in 1998: US$ 8.

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