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These "jiggers" as they were called, were essentially home made and almost always carved from wood and hand painted; some were even decorated with buttons, fabric, and other small sewing materials. Besides being made for children at home, Jig dolls were often used to entertain in early travelling side shows and puppet theatres. This particular stick puppet portrays a black man, most often noted for their wonderful ability to tap dance.
He is all hand carved and painted and has a metal rod to hold him up and "dance him"; he measures a full 12" in height, and is in great condition for his age! These were especially popular during the 1920's when phonographs with flat records and early jazz music was all the rage. This is a great little piece of American history for the collector!

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Folk Art Black Dancing Man Stick Puppet

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