"Father of the Bride"

Rod puppet. Puppet may play the 'Father of the Bride' in 'The Wedding'.

Puppet is of a mature man with hair, moustache and beard made from brown lambskin. He has a large head; a yellow complexion and violet, painted eyes.

He wears a pointed, brown, velvet hat bound with a white gauze turban and a robe striped in red, yellow, green, blue and black which opens at the front and is tied wtih a blue and white band. This band continues as the robe's trim at its front, hem and wrists and is worn over a plain white/cream undershirt. The puppet's hands are made from padded cloth. Two metal rods with wooden handles are attached to the hands (Cf. puppets from Tashkent).

Puppet was purchased from the Bukhara English Puppet Theatre.

Collection Information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.

The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: enquiry@horniman.ac.uk