|Czech style puppet|
|Czech style Fisherman puppet made by Jack Frost|
|Sections in the body make the puppets move more naturally|
|Wooden heads - mainly male characters|
|Sicilian puppet with a sword|
|Hoodening- teeth were made of pebbles|
Even more an exciting discovery was that there was a tradition here in east Kent of Hodening or Hoodening.According to wikipedia: 'A custom which took place at, or in the lead-up to, Christmas in eastern Kent, involving a group of ploughmen or other farmworkers leading a Hooden Horse (a horse's head made of wood, set on a short pole, with snapping jaws (sometimes set with nails for teeth) operated by a person hidden under a piece of sacking or a stable-blanket to represent the animal's body). The custom, described as "only just extinct" by folklorist Violet Alford in 1952, has since been revived in various places.'
I have been deeply interested in folklore, customs etc. I was student of anthropology, and they are my type of subjects.