Hand made marionette depicting an Arabian man. 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 an Arabin man, who is wearing a jumpsuit made in a brown fabric with a circular design in pink, green and cream. Around his waist he wears a large green belt which has an ornamental buckle. He has two matching green panels on the front of his outfit that join around the back, between his shoulders. The Arab also wears a small scarf made of a brown, yellow, green and orange fabric. here are many holes in the Arab's outfit, which is also quite dirty. His legs and feet have been painted brown; his felt soles are in good condition. Both of the Arab's forearms have become detached from the body, although they are still attached to pieces of string. Both forearms have been painted in a fair skin colour. His right upper-arm is still attached, but his left one is missing and its fabric covering is exposed. The Arab's face has been painted in a darker shade than his arms and hands. The facial paintwork is quite cracked and there has been some chipping. Nearly all of his hair has disintegrated. On his head he wears a large, puffy red hat which has a 'gold' emblem on the front. This marionette has no mechanism.

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