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Belgium Rod Puppet of Gypsy Woman Made from Wood and Plaster (Full View)

Belgium Rod Puppet of Gypsy Woman Made from Wood and Plaster (Full View)

This rod puppet of a woman in Belgium is said to represent a gypsy woman. Belgium, and neighboring European countries, have historically had a strong Roma gypsy population. Her head and bodice are carved from plaster, and she is wearing a velvet coat and hat. Her long black dress has a wide corduroy belt. She has a feather in her hat and a hand painted face. Two long bamboo sticks are attached to her hinged wooden arms to manipulate the puppet. The figure stands 25 inches (64 cm) tall.

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Galleries: Europe, Female, Hand Puppet
Keywords: All_Belguim_Gypsy, Belgium, Europe, Roma, Romani, coat, doll, feather, female, figurine, gypsy, hand made, hand painted, handcrafted, hat, lady, rod puppet, woman
Photo Location: FCIT Photo Studio, Tampa, FL
Photographer: Dr. Ann E. Barron
Date of Photo: 05/30/2013
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 0.05
F Number: 10
Original Dimensions: 2412×5310
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 28°3'40.85"N 82°24'36.26"W
Picture Number: 24728