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.
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 than they keep their souls in a little cups. But this marionette is a good creature. He likes to sit on the river bank, 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, his head and hands are cast from a resin and carefully hand painted afterwards.
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 colour may be different, depending on the availability of the materials.