The Squeaking Tribe

Princess Mononoke – Marionette Puppet


Princess Mononoke

One of Studio Ghibli’s most beautiful and exciting works is the animated adventure “Princess Mononoke”. The character of Princess Mononoke – once, San – is a human girl who was raised by wolves in a Great Forest which is set upon by the expansionistic culture of human industry which surrounds it. With curses and deer-gods and animal spirits in abundance, a battle between development and preservation is played out on-screen which parallels those seen in our own world. San, therefore, has become a symbol of protest in the war to protect the planet from greed and destruction, and her feral upbringing certainly makes her a special force to be reckoned with. With its enduring themes of ecology and environmentalism and its especially gorgeous depictions of Nature, it is a timely piece which has found a strong cult following in today’s modern storytelling.

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Although it’s wonderful to see people embrace our personal designs, the fact that there are so, so many incredible characters already existent in the world isn’t something we can ignore. Identities from the entertainment industry have joined the ranks of classic storybook icons and the melting-pot that is Culture today has never seemed so dynamic and varied. Much of the work displayed here has eventuated from an old custom request which found immediate favour with a wider audience and so become a part of the Squeaking Tribe’s ongoing range. Our interpretation of them comes from a space of respect and quiet awe, a tribute to the visionaries who dreamt them into being. While the original idea may not be ours, we labour to bring a little of our own personal flourishes to the design to make the puppet an individual all its own.

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


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