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old man with two birds hand puppet
  • United States
  • old man with two birds hand puppet, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cloth, felt, fur, feathers, paint
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 21 1/4 x 11 x 4 1/2 in
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 54 x 28 x 11.5 cm
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7412

The hand puppet depicts an old man carrying two birds in a light brown sack. He wears a red hat with black straps and white and brown feathers. He has a red nose and red cheeks and his hair and mustache are white fur. He has an eye patch on his proper right eye. He wears a blue outfit with a red kerchief at the neck. There is a blue-green and white panel at the neck and a red-purple and white square lower on the outfit that might represent a patch.