Hand made marionette depicting a camel. It was manufactured and operated in Melbourne by Alex and Murray Smith, who performed as part of Le Forgeron Marionettes from 1930 until 1956.

Physical Description

Marionette depicting a camel, with a stuffed fabric body which has been painted a light brown, with black detailing. Its tail has been made from a shoelace (also painted). The neck has also been stuffed, but is shaped and supported with wire. The head has been constructed in the same manner as the other marionettes and has been painted brown with black and red detailing. The legs are of painted wood and have been attached to the body with pieces of wire which run over the camel's back from leg to leg. The felt soles are quite worn. The hump has not been painted as it appears to have once had a piece of fabric/saddle on it. Some decoration remains, there is a line of gold sequins running above the tail. This marionette does not have mechanism.

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