string puppet

String puppet of a lady depicted wearing elaborate hairstyle and headdress with springs, beads and a metal butterfly, a long, white, satin robe, a turquoise vest with couched embroidery that is lined with printed cotton and a pair of orange shoes with upturned toes made of painted carved wood. Her head and hands are made of painted clay, the torso and limbs are shaped with wood.

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