Spejbl marionette is a typical Czech puppet. Every kid in Czech Republic knows the famous couple Spejbl and Hurvinek. He’s a very nice man, and we’re sure he’s gonna entertain you just like he entertains the Czech audience.
The puppets in this category represent the Czech tradition in puppet making. These are mostly small series cast puppets, which are then hand decorated by sewing and painting.
Spejbl was made by woodcarver Karel Nosek from Pilsen, based on artistic design of Professor Josef Skupa in 1919-1920. The exact date of Spejbl´s first performance on stage is unknown, but it took place in the autumn of 1920 in the Pilsen Puppet Theatre where Spejbl was making appearance as a gymnast on the trapeze. He was a partner to Kasparek, another popular character well known in Pilsen, and together they usually played an encore for children’s audience.
This is the second puppet I have ordered and craftsmanship and detail are of the highest standard. Beautiful puppets. You are true artists. Thank you.
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