Glove puppet with a central rod. Puppet is of a woman with a long face (like some Khivan women; Cf. 1999.150; 1999.64). She has an exposed black plait indicating that she is an unmarried girl. She also has lidded eyes and long eyelashes. Dressed in a head-scarf of brown and yellow floral print made from cotton. She is wearing a red, pink, orange, blue and green, factory made ikat dress with long sleevers and cuffs with a glittery trim.
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