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Shadow Puppet3338/15 a-c
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Zhang Guolao, one of the Eight Immortals, shadow puppet character from "Journey to the West" with separate head (part b) and membranophone fish drum (part c). He has a cutout face, which is heavily lined. He has a long white beard, and wears a scarf(?) on his head. His robe is a deep blue-green, with circular motifs in black, and outlined in red. He wears black shoes with three red decorations down the side, and a red pompom at the toe. Limbs jointed with fibre at the shoulders, elbows, wrists and hips. Operated by three rods. The membranophone is a long piece of orange-yellow bamboo with dried fish skin stretched over one end. Two smaller rods with green cloud-like feet extend from the base of the bamboo. There is a small loop for the puppet's fingers.

Culture
Chinese
Material
cow skin, fibre, bamboo grass, steel metal, watercolour paint and lacquer
Made in
Tangshan, Hebei, China
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Shadow Puppet3338/4
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Shadow puppet head from “Journey to the West”. Flat head made from semi-translucent cut, punched and painted hide. The face is cutout and outlined in black. He has wrinkles, large bushy brows, big round eyes and a long pointed black beard. He wears an ornate black headdress with red, green and yellow. The headdress is decorated with a large green pompom, a large red pompom and then many smaller pompoms as well as dragons. Two long red with yellow and green tassels extend down from the headdress. A long neck acts as a tab to insert into the collar of a body.

Culture
Chinese
Material
cow skin, watercolour paint and lacquer
Made in
Tangshan, Hebei, China
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Shadow Puppet3338/6
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Shadow puppet clown head from “Journey to the West”. Flat head made from semi-translucent cut, punched and painted hide. The face is cutout or hollow, and outlined in black. The eyebrows are arched and extend the width of the face, and mouth smirks. They wear a thin yellow mask(?) over the eyes, and a red head scarf with cut out flowers, green outline and borders, and two long red with small green, black and yellow horizontal bands. A long neck acts as a tab to insert into the collar of a body.

Culture
Chinese
Material
cow skin, watercolour paint and lacquer
Made in
Tangshan, Hebei, China
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Shadow Puppet3338/3
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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.

Culture
Chinese
Material
cow skin, watercolour paint and lacquer
Made in
Tangshan, Hebei, China
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Shadow Puppet3338/23 a-b
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Pair of Imperial Guardian lion shadow puppets. Lion dog (part a) shown in a full body profile, with one front paw raised on a ball. A large fan-like tail extends up behind it. Lion dog (part b) facing forward with only front paws showing side by side next to a large ball, and a portion of the fan-like tail is visible behind the large ears. Both lion dogs have green shaggy coats, wide open red mouths, and are shown with reddish-orange ribbons decorations around them.

Culture
Chinese
Material
cow skin, watercolour paint and lacquer
Made in
Tangshan, Hebei, China
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Shadow Puppet3338/22 a-h
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Eight small shadow puppet cloud props. Each cloud is made up of many smaller cumulus-like clouds as well as winding swirls throughout and extending up to a point - outlined in blues, golden oranges, red or black. Parts a and b are the same design, and parts c and d are the same design.

Culture
Chinese
Material
cow skin, watercolour paint and lacquer
Made in
Tangshan, Hebei, China
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Shadow Puppet3338/21 a-h
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Eight shadow puppet cloud props, associated with the "Eight Immortals" puppets (3338/13-20). Each cloud is made up of many smaller cumulus-like clouds as well as winding swirls throughout and extending up to a point - outlined in blues, golden oranges, red or black. Parts a and b are exact replicas.

Culture
Chinese
Material
cow skin, watercolour paint and lacquer
Made in
Tangshan, Hebei, China
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Shadow Puppet3338/19 a-c
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Han Xiangzi, one of the Eight Immortals, shadow puppet character from "Journey to the West" with separate head (part b) and dizi (flute) (part c). Limbs jointed with fibre at the shoulders, elbows, wrists and hips. Operated by three rods. Flute has ten notches and 9 holes, and is tied at one end with a green ribbon. There is a small loop for the puppet's fingers.

Culture
Chinese
Material
cow skin, watercolour paint, lacquer, bamboo grass, steel metal and fibre
Made in
Tangshan, Hebei, China
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Shadow Puppet3338/20 a-c
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Cao Guojiu, one of the Eight Immortals, shadow puppet character from "Journey to the West" with separate head (part b) and jade tablet (part c). His face is cutout and lined in black, with very delicate features, and a long pointed beard. He wears a rectangular black cap decorated with small red and green pompoms, red edging and green-blue clouds. His brown robe is decorated with clouds of red, blue, green, yellow or black. His pants are striped red and green. Limbs jointed with fibre at the shoulders, elbows, wrists and hips. Operated by three rods. The jade tablet is depicted as a light green-blue, and is club-shaped. There is a small loop for the puppet's fingers.

Culture
Chinese
Material
cow skin, watercolour paint, lacquer, fibre, bamboo grass and steel metal
Made in
Tangshan, Hebei, China
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Shadow Puppet3340/6
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Wayang kulit (shadow puppet) from Ramayana series: Jatayu bird puppet. Flat shadow puppet cut from hide. Large bird with wings spread. His feathers are various shades of reds, blues, oranges with white highlights. His red chest feathers are in a diamond-like pattern, and yellow flame-like feathers extend down from his red head. Operated by one central horn rod.

Culture
Javanese
Material
water buffalo skin, water buffalo horn, paint and cotton fibre
Made in
Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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