This antique Water spirit marionette is an unique original from the artist Karel Krob. It was made around 1940 from quality materials, all parts of the marionette are original.
In the case of the sale of this puppet, we dedicate half of the amount collected to the development of PUP - Puppet University Prague
This antique marionette is a really an original piece. It is carved from linden wood, the hat and dress are made of original fabrics. Notice the his bulging eyes, which seemed to tempt you to follow him into the water. His hat, jacket and trousers, which are studded with fringe and detailed decoration, serve as protection from the sun. The details on his face such as his beard, his shoes and even his fingernails are hand carved and painted. This work of art will certainly stand out in every collection.
Karel Krob (1904 - 1974) originally trained as a shoemaker, but from a young age he was fascinated by the puppetry world. That is why he also devoted all his free time to carving and making marionettes. He continued the tradition of Czech puppeteers, because he carved marionettes as he remembered them from the marionette shows of his childhood. Initially, he made marionettes only for the pleasure of his children, acquaintances and friends. Later, he carved marionettes for puppet ensembles, including the Spejbl and Hurvínek Theater. Today, his works are represented in a number of museum and private collections and puppet ensembles.
Thank you for all your advice and help! Guys at Czech Marionettes are really masters of what they do. I have visited them in their studio and got my Skeleton there. Will buy more professional stuff there.
I was surprised by how easy and fun it is to operate. The controls and strings are straightforward, making it easy to create various dance movements. For its size, the puppet is very compact and can be comfortably carried in a small backpack. If you're looking for a simple yet entertaining and nice marionette, this marionette is a fantastic choice.
If you enjoy Marionettes this is the site for you - your time and effort will be used wisely if you love creative puppets I recommend this site owner unconditionally and enthusiastically!
Source of the reviews: Marionettes.cz, Google, Etsy