This is something I should have done a long time ago and I sincerely apologize to the puppeteer. In Arequipa, Peru, I met a man who made these. I think they speak for themselves, but even if I didn’t have a three year old child whose idea of fun is making dolls talk to each other, I’d still have purchased this unique looking puppet. The artist’s name is Sebastien Caceres [firstname.lastname@example.org].
I don’t remember exactly but I don’t think it was more than five bucks. It’s a one-of-a-kind product, hand made. You will not find them anywhere else.
He’s also an enterprising man—positioning himself in the huge 500 hundred year anniversary party, smack dab in the middle a hot roasted peanut/popcorn seller, and a fuming charcoal grill that had meat and baked potato held together by a stick.
It also has the hand with wooden stick so you can make him gesture and his different facial expressions in the picture are through an easy access [stick-your-finers-in-the-back-of-his-head] manipulation. He had a bunch of different dolls as well! What a perfect gift, huh? As soon as I get his website, I’ll post it.