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).
This Santa Claus hand puppet was created in the Curt Meißner workshop circa 1960s and is meticulously handcrafted from felt and fabric. The amazing lifelike facial expression is achieved by skillful stitching, embroidery and hand painting. A true labour of love that makes no puppet look alike! The unique appearance of his costume is quite eye-catching. This is a rare character! Don't wait to add this puppet to your vintage toy collection!
- Condition: Used and pre-owned vintage puppet. Very good condition with tag. Please determine the condition by yourself, taking a close look at all pictures and asking questions.
- Origin: Dresden, Germany
- ID: with tag
- Brand: i-Kunstlerpuppe
- Year: circa 1960s
- Size: approximately 14in/35.5cm
- Materials: felt, fabric, bead eyes
The puppet stand is not included
WARNING: This vintage puppet does not comply with current safety standards and is intended for adult use only.