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hand puppet of a male figure in a kimono
  • Japan
  • hand puppet of a male figure in a kimono, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Japan?
  • cloth, paint, sequin, plastic, ribbon, molding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 31 x 23 x 6.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 3/16 x 9 1/16 x 2 9/16 in
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7343

Hand puppet of a human figure is wearing a kimono-like garment. The molded head has a white face and black hair, with shredded black plastic as a ponytail. There is black detail on the eyes and pink cheeks. There is a blue-green ribbon on the head with a red sequin. The robe has wide light green and dark blue stripes on the back. The front has wide black and narrower white, blue, and green stripes. There are black and white stripes on the garment under the robe. The figure has white plastic hands.