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Description

Shadow puppet head from “Journey to the West”. Flat head made from semi-translucent cut, punched and painted hide. The face is cutout with fine facial features and is outlined in black. She wears a small ornate headdress of a phoenix over a long black ponytail with a red tie. The headdress alternates green and red with some yellow. Two large red flowers border her face, and long red tassels hanging by her chin. A small butterfly(?) sits in her hair. A long neck acts as a tab to insert into the collar of a body.

Narrative

Dan or leading female archetype. Made for two foot tall puppet. Sings "small" according to opera archetype, similar to the "dan" role. Hairstyle of long ponytail indicates she is unmarried.

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