Horse Marionette Puppet

 This is one of my first forays into wood carving and puppet making. His mane and tail are real horse hair from my partners horse, (The puppet was her Christmas present). He took about 50 hours of work to finish, including his box!

Above are the box (old bamboo floorboards and styrofoam) containing the nearly finished Horse Marionette, and very early stages of carving/marking out.

(Above) Two dimensional cardboard cut outs of how I though the puppet components might need to look.

(Above) Various stages of the work.