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Puppet - Crocodile Hand puppet

From the Collection of Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum 49 Hogan S Tatura VIC

Description
Hand painted green paper mache head. Teeth and inside of jaw painted red with red fabric lining at back of jaw. Black painted eyes. The body is of green fabric, hand stitched to leather which is tacked to the crocodiles head.
Size
L 56 cm x W 12 cm
Object Registration
C8100
Keywords
hand puppets, internment camp hand crafts, pow puppets
Historical information
The puppets were made by German POW's in camp 13 and sent to internment camp 3 as gifts for the children at Christmas time.
Made By
German POW's (Maker)
Last updated
20 Jun 2019 at 2:13PM