Look at the hands! You have to cut the linden wood in the middle of winter and dry it slow for a couple of years to get the massive block of wood stable enough to be able to carve such tiny fingers. Apart of it, you have to know the fiber structure and of course to be able to transform it into esthetically beautiful form. That’s why we call it a masterpiece...
About the character: This Vampire is known in some parts of the world as Baron of Prague. Barnabas January has the power over the other vampires and humans as well. Luckily, our marionette passed on scaring people hundreds of years ago and he’ll be happy to find some cozy spot in your household. Besides his character, there are many details on this marionette that deserve your attention. The whole creation is hand carved of wood and hand painted with the smallest details. As you can see the wood is very sharp-edged. This style of carving is giving this puppet almost a cubist look. Vampire Barnabas rightfully belongs to The best of Czech Marionettes.
Please, note that each marionette is an original piece of art and it may slightly differ from the pictures above. For example the clothes or the hair colour may be different, depending on the availability of the materials.
No one else around the world can carve such a beautiful wooden cubist marionette. Only Antony Muller knows the wood and the technique of hand carving that well. And if you add his talent for anatomy you will get this masterpiece.
2600 USDplus shipping
OverviewSize: 73 cmWeight: 2 kgMaterial: WoodProduction: Hand carvedMobility: Semi-professional (high)
The production of this marionette can take several months.