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Chinese Vintage Glove Puppet for Street Theater Horsehair Beard
item#: 1383044
price: SOLD
Chinese glove puppet depicting a man with bright opera face paint and long beard that appears to be horse hair dressed in a heavily sequined pale yellow robe with red fur accents. The legs are covered in red and white checkered trousers. Painted wood face, shoes, and hands. Measures about 18" long. Possibly dates from the early 20th century. Very good overall condition with minor wear and soiling from use. Street theater using glove puppets originated in Fujian Province in the 17th century and became very popular in Taiwan. This puppet was purchased in Taiwan in the 1980s and is from an old Tucson, Arizona collection.

Chinese Vintage Glove Puppet for Street Theater Horsehair Beard
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