glove puppet

Glove puppet with a short central rod; puppet is of a rich man. The head is made from a gourd and has a very wide jaw covered with a narrow, black beard. Other facial features include: a thin moustache; wide eyes with long lashes; protruding ears; a snub nose and a pale brown complexion. The puppet is dressed in a long robe (KHALAT) which opens at the front and is made from stripey fabric in colours: black, grey, red, blue and white. The robe is trimmed down the front and at the collar and cuffs with gold, glittery fabric.

The puppet is generic and could be used to play a variety of roles perhaps including rich men in Khivan plays such as Blame Breaks Stones. Puppets are also sold to tourists as souvenirs.

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