Rarest Sicilian rod marionette Moor/Saracen rod marionette puppets are in great condition for age. All with Copper detailed armor and tin swords. Extremely well made, hand carved wooden bodies, joints, hardware and painted faces. Original/handmade exquisite fabrics, metal armor, detailed designs, and with historic value of the "Pupi" of Sicily folk art culture and theatre depicting the battles in the Middle Ages between Christians and Saracens/Moors. The puppets measure as follows: Black with gold cap and paisley tapestry measures 23" H (all rods are 10" long at top of head), orange striped tapestry and olive satin shirt, green cap measures 22" H. Smaller figure red silk shirt, green scroll ric rac skirt measures 14" H, Teal skirt, symbolic red fish bone hat measures 22" H. These are charming, vibrant, decorative, collectible and most importantly should be cherished as an important part of history.
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Extraordinary fine Victorian antiques, furniture, vintage jewelry from our house to yours.
These collectibles have been in our 1809 family lake house for generations. My hope is that they are treasured and enjoyed.