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    Posted 1 year ago

    ho2cultcha
    (4967 items)

    I think that's what these are - finger puppets. Not positive though. Great faces, i think. A damsel with fetal alcohol syndrome, Shrek, and a monkey who looks like homer simpson.

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      Love the monkey, great face!
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 1 year ago
      thanks Newfld!
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 1 year ago
      All relatives on my ex's side of the family, that isn't a monkey it is her brother.
    4. rhineisfine rhineisfine, 1 year ago
      I believe the top figure with the polka-dot scarf around his head is Hyottoko, a comic folk figure in Japan. There's a Wikipedia piece about him here:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyottoko

      As you see, usually the scarf around his head is white with blue dots -- that's how I recognized him. Well, that and the drolly puckered mouth and googly eyes ;)

      As these are clearly a set, that suggests the other two are Japanese as well. I think the green face with the little horns is an "oni", an ogre or demon in Japanese lore. (Not so far off from Shrek!). Again, Wikipedia says the oni are mainly red, blue and green in colour:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oni

      So that leaves the monkey. And sometimes a monkey is just a monkey :) Or perhaps the set was made for the Year of the Monkey?

      Anyway, they are very distinctive and cute! Sweet find!
    5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 1 year ago
      thanks rhineisfine! interesting feedback.

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