This marionette was made around 1900 by the Czech puppeteer Vojtěch Zach (1867-1939).
In the case of the sale of this puppet, we dedicate half of the amount collected to the development of PUP - Puppet University Prague
This marionette is made of materials that were used in the 20th century. All its parts are original. The hunter's eyes seem to be staring into your soul. His hat is made of hard paper, his shirt is made of high-quality cotton, and his coat, which is as good as if it was sewn for a real person, has velvet on the inside. His beard glistens as if he had been finished just a moment ago. Simply a quality and original piece.
Vojtěch carved marionettes and played marionette theater since his childhood, later he worked in woodcarving professionally. Many marionette theaters all over Bohemia played with his marionettes. His marionettes are characterized by a specific expression that expresses not only the character itself, but also their emotional mood. They are known for their slender heads with detailed face carvings. They can have a stubborn expression due to wrinkled eyebrows and numerous sharp wrinkles. The whole body is perfectly anatomically hand-carved to a professional standard.
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I was surprised by how easy and fun it is to operate. The controls and strings are straightforward, making it easy to create various dance movements. For its size, the puppet is very compact and can be comfortably carried in a small backpack. If you're looking for a simple yet entertaining and nice marionette, this marionette is a fantastic choice.
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