This is a traditional rendition of a Czech folk character, the Watersprite. Watersprites lived in the rivers and lakes of the Czech Republic and would lure unsuspecting swimmers and fishers into their nets. This one, however, looks quite happy and harmless. *Please note that each marionette is an original and the costume may differ slightly from the picture above. ** Be sure to view our antique Watersprite marionette to see the origins of this particular design.