Waterman is a traditional character from Czech fairy tales and stories. He’s very popular! You can find a good ones and a bad ones among them, but this marionette is harmless.
The puppets in this category represent the Czech tradition in puppet making. These are mostly small series cast puppets, which are then hand decorated by sewing and painting.
Watermen live in lakes and rivers all over the Czech Republic. Sometimes, they like to lure young girls and fishermen into their insidious webs under the water, and then they keep their souls in little cups. But this marionette is a good creature. He likes to sit on the river bank, and smoke a pipe, and when you come close to him, he will probably start telling you some funny stories and jokes.
His body is hand carved from wood, and his head and hands are cast from resin and carefully hand-painted afterward.
Please, note that each marionette is an original piece of art and it may slightly differ from the pictures above. For example, the clothes or the hair color may be different, depending on the availability of the materials.
Beautiful Marrionette. While some may find it creepy, itʼs a beautiful piece of art.
Source of the reviews: Marionettes.cz, Google, Etsy