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Object: Puppet, Long Evil One

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Title Puppet, Long Evil One
Production Burton Theatre of Puppets (maker/artist), 1974, New Zealand
Materials papier-mâché, paint, wood, metal, foam rubber, cotton, lamb's wool
Classification rod puppets
Dimensions Overall: 630mm (Height) x 1014mm (Length) x 230mm (Depth)
Credit line Gift of Upper Hutt City Library on behalf of Edna Burton, 2010
Registration number GH020804

This rod puppet was made by the Burton Theatre of Puppets for a show called The Samurai which toured New Zealand Schools in 1974. This play was based on two Japanese folk tales.

The puppet is calledLong Evil One and is a snake-like dragon that lives at the mouths of rivers or in the sea.

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