glove puppet

Glove puppet with a central rod. Puppet is of a richly dressed, beautiful, young woman with slanting eyes and full rosy cheeks. She has a light brown complexion and is wearing her long black hair in two loose plaits. She is dressed in a round, low black cap which is banded by tinsel and to which is attached a scarf made from lime green gauze which is patterned with gold motifs. She wears ornate earrings made from imitation pearls, an imitation ruby and pale blue beads and mounted on imitation gold and a choker or neck band of white, dark green and pink beads on a black base. She is also wearing a long, green robe which opens at the front and is embroidered in floral motifs around the neck, hem, front opening and cuffs with a golden thread. Embroidered on the back is a circular motif. The robe has two short slits at either side and is lined with pale blue fabric. Underneath the robe she wears an ivory coloured synthetic silk dress. The fabric has been embroidered with white flowers.

The puppet is accompanied by a plain wooden stand (2001.192.3), oval in shape with carved edges and two sockets for rods and four conical legs. The stand is inscribed in pencil (probably in Russian).

Local term for "puppet": DAST/KUL KUGIRCHOK/KUKULI.

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