Glove puppet with central rod. The puppet is of a young man, Aladdin. He has chubby cheeks and a sallow complexion (Cf. 2001.184 and 2001.188) and is clean shaven with round eyes and a small nose. He is dressed in a tall, cone shaped, black and silver hat which has a rolled brim. His robe opens down the front and is made from maroon, light grey, blue and red striped. synthetic material. A piece of white cotton has been used to fill in the opening of the robe to represent a white undershirt. The puppet's hands are made of yellow, padded fabric.

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.

The local term for puppet in Samarkand is KUGURUK.

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