The Squeaking Tribe

Babooshka Marionette Puppet


Babooshkas The classic “Old Woman” may perhaps harken back to being one of the very first marionettes ever made. The eternal mother, wise woman, matriarch and Earthmother, she is the original embodiment of Mother Nature and the nurturing power of the female force who keeps the stories and knowledge of ancient Lore safe for future generations. She is also a cherubic, little cutie who fills the shoes of every Grandmother who has ever walked the planet; cheeky, whimsical and always ready with a comforting bosom for anyone who may need it.

Squeaky Classics: Original designs for all ages from our early roots til now! The first puppet I ever made in our standard 6-string design was a little Mummy marionette, a simple bandaged affair which utilised the weight of the clay pieces and the meagre costuming to create a proper functioning prototype which remains the core design behind most of our work to date. By working with some basic archetypes and alternating through gender, age and cultural influences, I developed a classic range of differing characters which are a continuing part of the Squeaking Tribe canon today. As familiar as these characters are to me now, I keep the joy alive by incorporating more details and personal quirks than I did in the past, so each one still retains its own unique identity. For the budget-minded, these are a good starting point to gauge your interest without betting the farm. A perfect launch-pad for the young ones, too!

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


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