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woman hand puppet
  • Mexico
  • woman hand puppet, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • papier-mâché, paint, cardboard, cloth, velvet, sequins
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 40 x 34 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 15 3/4 x 13 3/8 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7395

The hand puppet is a woman with a round head made from papier-mâché with textured black hair. She has mitten-like carboard hands and wears a light brown dress with a large scale floral pattern in light orange and brown. There is purple velvet at the neck and a wide waistband in yellow and white. The back of the dress is off-white.