The Squeaking Tribe

Aughra from The Dark Crystal Marionette



Continuing with a range of marionettes inspired by our love of “The Dark Crystal” and the incredible world-building expanded upon in the “Age of Resistance”, the gallery could not be complete without the font of cynical wisdom that is Mother Aughra.

The creature design and costuming, originally imagined and depicted by Brian Froud and brought to life by Henson’s partner-in-puppetry Frank Oz, is a perfect example of manifest fantasy and a wonderful challenge to recreate through the the lens of The Squeaking Tribe studio workshop.

As with everything we do, there are a multitude of choices of colour and materials which might be employed in the creative process and we have taken full artistic license to explore them in this limited edition run of four puppets. The attention to detail is especially specific, with texture and hue given an intentional focus… Not to mention she is carrying her own eyeball!

Fantasy: All things Magical and Mystical!

I’ve always found myself inspired by the mythic world-building of fantasy and the millions of creatures and characters dreamt into being to populate these imagined spaces. An intimate escape from the everyday routines of mundanity, fantasy is a door into something out-of-this-world where history and mythology collide to create brave, new Worlds of discovery. For anyone who has shared a love for the otherworldly, the fantastic and the fey, you are welcome to wander here a while among our own fabulous friends and fictions. Never stop dreaming!

Marionette in doll form is approximately 25cm in height or 60cm when strung.


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