Shadow Puppet Item Number: 3338/17 a-c from the MOA: University of British Columbia


He Xiangu, one of the Eight Immortals, shadow puppet character from "Journey to the West" with separate head (part b) and lotus flower (part c). She is depicted with a cutout face, and long black hair that is partially tied up on her head, and then the rest extends down. Her hair is tied with red ribbon and decorated with flowers. She wears a pink robe with various coloured cloud(?) decorations. Her pants are light green, exposing only the tip of her red shoes with pink pompom on the toes. Limbs jointed with fibre at the shoulders, elbows, wrists and hips. Operated by three rods. The lotus flower is white and pink, and the stem and leaf are bright green. There is a small loop for the puppet's fingers.