Glove puppet of a rich old man; central rod. Facial features include a distorted jaw/chin onto which is painted a jagged white beard and moustache (Cf. 1999.62). The puppet has a dark-brown complexion; black button eyes; bushy eyebrows and protruding ears. He is dressed in a light blue round hat, doppe, with a green trim. His robe, khalat, is of light and dark blue with green and red stripes; the front opening, cuffs and hem are trimmed with gold and black braid. The robe is heavily stained. The hands are made of padded beige fabric.
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