Glove puppet with central rod. Puppet is of a girl, possibly Vazina Honim. She has a small, tapered head made from a gourd and painted features including continuous eyebrows and a smile. She has long black braided hair, made from wool, the ends of which have been tipped with pressed silver metal. She is wearing a low, red headband which is decorated with golden motifs and is tied onto a white and gold gauze scarf. She also wears a purple, floral-patterned robe with long, wide sleeves, trimmed in red and gold down the front over a plain, cream slip. She has been made to fit onto a display stand made from a wooden disc (2001.204.1). This puppet is a new type of puppet made using a gourd for her head rather than papier mache. The puppet was made by Mrs Eshankulova, wife of puppet maker Master Eshankulova. Mrs and Master Eshankulova have a workshop under the auspices of 'Aid for Artisans' in the medressa near Labihauz, Bukhara.
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