Yes, my life is in transition. I am now getting used to life as a widow. What will this bring? Time will tell.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

French Pantin Harlequin Doll

Male



Pantin is the French word for Jumping-Jack Puppet and these type of dolls were popular in Europe from the 1700's till the early 1900's. Originally such dolls were made of wood or a pressboard material then later they were made simply of paper. The "Jumping-Jack part of the dolls comes from how they are assembled and the strings used to help the puppets: move, jump, dance.

Credits
E K Duncan, Finecrafted and Google.



2 comments:

Queenvickans said...

Hi Jeanette
Oh, I love youur imagnitation, this is so fantastic.
http://queenvickans.blogspot.se/2012/12/male-thethreemuses-challenge.html

Lizbethem said...

Love your harlequin, Jeanette! Thanks for the info about pantin.xx