The Squeaking Tribe

Kiko Mushroomhead Marionette



Like our cyclops, our Mushies come in a variety of differing interpretations, although their essence as magical little beings who very may well live at the bottom of the garden is an affecting whimsy we still hold on to. Whether they wear their mushrooms like coloured caps and hats or sprout them straight from their heads in fungal bouquets, they always make for a unique gift for anyone who enjoys a botanical daydream or two. Very Fun-guys, indeed!

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

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!


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