Germany is recognized worldwide as home to one of the most creative toy-making industries in Europe. It is not a surprise that puppetry is also very strong and has been part of their vibrant culture for hundreds of years. The brand iKünstlerpuppe (Artistic Dolls) is a great example of this elaborate style of early hand puppets once produced in the German Democratic Republic (GDR).
Created by artist Ferdinand Diehl, Mecki the Hedgehog needs no introduction if you're from Germany. He is as famous as Mickey Mouse in North America. He is part of a family of characters including his wife portrayed here. Micki hand puppet was created in the Curt Meißner workshop circa 1950-60s and is meticulously handcrafted from felt and fabric. Her amazing facial expression is achieved by skillful stitching, embroidery and hand painting. A true labour of love that makes no puppet look alike! Her unique appearance with pointy nose and polka dot dress is quite eye-catching. This is a rare character. Don't wait to add her to your vintage puppet collection!
- Condition: Pre-owned vintage puppet. Seems unused but shows age stains on the fabric. Please determine the condition by yourself, taking a close look at all pictures and asking questions.
Origin: Dresden, Germany
- ID: complete with tag
- Year: circa 1950-60s
Size: approximately 13 in/33 cm tall without the hat
- Materials: felt, fabric, bead eyes
The puppet stand is not included