Shadow Puppet Item Number: 3322/6 from the MOA: University of British Columbia


Shadow puppet of a neighbour with child on her back. Made of paper which has been cut and painted to depict the woman in a purple outfit with black bands at cuffs, wearing a small child on her back in a blue-grey fabric wrap. The woman has black hair, tied back with beige cloth decorated with red flowers. She has thin purple shoes on her feet. Operated by three rods. Joints at the shoulders, elbows, hands, waist, and knees. '6' is painted on the collar.


This set of puppets (3322/1-30) was a gift to Muriel King in 1935. "Donated in memory of our mother, Muriel Wallace Burnaby King, from Catherine Christou & Robin King."