glove puppet

Hand puppet of a man with moustache and beard, probably representing a European. He wears a lilac damask robe with a white silk hem and a side opening secured with four button-loop-knots, over brown checkered cotton trousers, white socks and black shoes with upturned toes and white platform heels. His head, hands, legs and shoes are made of carved and painted wood. He has a long plait at the back of his head, tied with red thread.

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