Wood and cotton.
710 mm (height)Order this image
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
One of the puppets made for and used by the ‘Lilliput Marionette Theatre’. This marionette has been identified as a 'boy in tunic' and is from a play entitled 'Faust'. A marionette puppet of a boy in a green tunic top. He seems to be half finished because there are no holes or fasteners for the strings. He only has a loop of nylon thread fastened to the sides of his head. He has a modelled head with painted facial features and brown hair. He has modelled hands and feet. His wooden body is jointed at the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, waist, hips, knees and ankles with metal joints. His hands, legs and feet are painted pink. He is only wearing a short, green cotton long sleeved tunic. There are inserts of broderie anglaise down the front and on the sleeves. A lace trim at the neck and a pair of green and black checked braces are fastened to the waist.
Donated to the Museum of Childhood by Mr E Hellawell in 1982.