Thursday, November 8, 2012

Antique Pair Marionette Puppets, Hansel and Gretel

Antique Pair Marionette Puppets, Hansel and Gretel



This pair of antique marionette puppets came from Vermont Puppet Camp.  I can't find any information on the Vermont Puppet Camp, butt these puppets appear to be handmade of wood, paper mache and stuffing filled cloth/muslin bodies.


 


Clothing is tattered although all handmade. Sweaters, caps, Gretel's scarf and socks are all knitted.



Hansel's pants are wool. Gretel's skirt is cotton. Both hair is made of yarn. Shoes are missing and Gretel's foot is tattered as well. These two have incredible character in their faces! The colors are still vibrant. Strings are broken, but I have left them in place in case they are restrung later.


These two have seen a lot of shows!



Please visit my Etsy shop for more information on these adorable puppets full of history.  Echoes of Charlotte's Etsy Shop. 

Drop me a line and let me know what you think!