African puppets

Bamana marionette figures
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Yayoroba, the Beautiful Woman
or as I call her "The Pink Lady"
Arms are operated by rods
38" tall

This puppet is no longer in my collection

It is in the collection of COPA
Conservatory of Puppetry Arts in California
Along with each puppet I sell, I am
giving away a copy of the book above.
It is a FANTASTIC reference book!
Another great reference book on African puppets and marionette figures
Museum examples
Puppet above is in the collection at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY