Hand made marionette depicting a brown monkey. 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 monkey, which is made of brown fake fur (now considerably worn.) His hands and feet are made of beige fel (now with a few holes in them and are discoloured.) The hands and feet have been stuffed with straw, and shaped with wire. His limbs are a little loose. The monkey's face is made of beige felt, which has been coloured a pale pink in his mouth and near his eyes. The eyes are plastic, brown with a black pupil. He has beige fur on his chin which has disintegrated in parts. There are holes on the sides of his face exposing straw stuffing. His felt ears are sown onto his head and have also been coloured pink in parts. The mechanism is different as it is constructed of only two pieces of wood rather than three.

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