These marionettes were designed by Josef Lada between the years 1920-28. Lada was a Czech artist, writer and painter who wrote legendary fairytales known by every Czech boy and girl.
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 collection of 8 marionettes designed by Josef Lada contains all the characters you could wish for while playing fairy tales. Made according to his diverse imagination, a princess, a witch, a hunter, all these characters are the only ones of their kind, carved from wood and dressed in beautiful, high-quality fabrics. The scene comes to life as soon as the marionettes start moving.
Josef Lada (1887 - 1957) was a Czech painter, illustrator, set designer, cartoonist and writer. In addition to many fairy tales and books for children, which he wrote, he mainly illustrated The Good Soldier Svejk : And His Fortunes in the World War and other books by Jaroslav Hašek. His marionettes were made as small series production and mostly used in small amateur and semi-professional theatres. The materials used to make these marionettes are original and of very good quality.