This gorgeous Little Pig Hand Puppet is a 1930s rarity developed by the creative hands of workers from the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a program created by the US government to help the Great Depression. Little Pig has an adorable expression and is meticulously dressed. Its head is made from light papier mache and is finely hand painted. The hands and legs are carved wood and hand painted. The body is made from fine cotton fabric and has a long back sleeve to allow manipulation. It also serves to hide the puppeteer's hand. Little Pig is overall in good condition but it has been used and shows wear. Originally this puppet would have its limbs manipulated by connecting strings attached to the metal ring located at the back. They are missing. The head has some paint loss/scratching on the edges. The fabric body/sleeve is discolored and has holes. Some of the holes have been repaired by the previous owner with fabric patches. The elastic on the hat is loose. This puppet is also missing WPA's label. Don't wait! Bring this delightful and rare piece of North American's history to your collection!
- Condition: Used and pre-owned vintage hand puppet. Shows wear. Missing WPA's label and strings attached to the limbs. The head has some paint loss/scratching on the edges. The fabric body/sleeve is discolored and has holes. Some have been repaired. The elastic on the hat is loose. Please determine the condition by yourself, taking a close look at all pictures and asking questions.
- Origin: United States of America
- Brand: WPA
- Year: Circa 1930s
- Size: Approx. 13in/33cm tall without the sleeve
- Materials: paper mache, fabric
- The puppet stand is not included
WARNING: This vintage puppet does not comply with current safety standards and is intended for adult use only.