The Princess

Glove puppet with a central rod. The puppet is of a young woman, the princess in the Aladdin story. She has small ears, large eyes, a small mouth and long, black, plaited hair. Her left ear is damaged.

She is dressed in a low square hat with a silver tassel. The hat is made from red and gold synthetic fabric. She wears a shift dress of factory made white and green ikat which is trimmed in blue at the cuffs and in yellow and brown at the collar. Her hands are made from padded yellow textile.

Similar to 2001.188 in complexion, but not in facial features. This puppet (as mentioned) is one of several (2001.184; 2001.185; 2001.186; 2001.187; 2001.188) which are used in the "Aladdin" story. The "Aladdin" puppets from Samarkand are different to "Aladdin" puppets from Khiva however. The differences may reflect greater European and Russian influences.

Local name for puppet in Samarkand: KUGURUK.

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