This marionette was created around 1900 by professional carver Vojtěch Zach (1867-1939). All materials used for the production are original.
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 knight marionette is very detailed. Note his red wooden boots, beard and beautiful tunic with hand embroidery. His hand is adapted to grasp his wooden sword. This retired knight will stand out in any puppet enthusiast's collection.
Vojtěch carved marionettes and played puppet 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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