Glove puppet with a central rod. The head is made from a gourd with an expanded chin; bulbous cheeks, chin and nose; black beard, eyebrows and moustache and a rosebud mouth. He is dressed in a round, grey fur hat with blue trim. His robe (KHALAT) is striped in blue, green, black and silver and is made of synthetic fabric. It is trimmed at the front opening and cuffs with glittery, golden fabric showing a leaf motif. Hands are made of padded beige fabric.

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