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Vintage Marionette, RARE Double Sided Deity Marionette from Nepal, Mid Century Puppet, Pig and Bird Characters, Hand Carved from Wood

Circa mid century. Fully functional! This is one of the finest made marionettes I've ever come across in all my years of antiquing and it's in amazingly EXCELLENT condition for it's age! Most unusual about the piece is that it is double sided. Both characters share the same body. The two faces of this puppet resemble a bird and a pig (pig deities are more commonly referred to as a boar or sow in the Hindu religion). Their faces are made of wood and are hand painted. The puppet's appendages are hand carved from wood, and the center of it's body is tightly stuffed. The clothes each character wear are colorful and in excellent condition as well. Each deity is adorned with a necklace that bares a large genuine Rudraksha seed. The belt area of each side features a thin gold tone plate. One side of the plate features what appears to be Ganesh, the Hindu Elephant Deity, while the opposite plate appears to be embossed with what looks like Buddha, who is widely worshipped by both the Buddhists and Hindus of Nepal. The strings are strong and the wooden control arm is in perfect condition too. Figure alone measures: 14" tall X 7" wide. Height with string: 19"

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Vintage Marionette, RARE Double Sided Deity Marionette from Nepal, Mid Century Puppet, Pig and Bird Characters, Hand Carved from Wood


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Material: wood
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 259 reviews
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