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Finger Puppets

200 Euro
In stock

Miserly Magnifico, coquettish Colombina, clever Dottore, naive Pierrot, playful Zanni.

The Tititi Finger Puppets are inspired by the stock characters of Commedia dell’arte.

Hand-painted wooden figurines that can be put on your finger. 

The finger hole diameter is 2 cm • The height of the figurines is 14 cm • Baby and child-safe acrylic paints • Surface treatment by the Sokrates varnish. 

The first serial production of Tititi.

The complete set of the Tititi Finger Puppets in special packaging is included in the permanent exhibition of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague.

Tititi Finger Puppets

The design of the powerful Magnifico, cunning Colombina, clever Dottore, naive Pierrot and playful Zanni is inspired by the stock characters of Commedia dell’arte. This theatrical form emerged in Renaissance Italy and its main feature was improvisation and a set of stock characters (tipi fissi). The actors performed simple stories with plot twists which the audience often already knew. What is more, each of the stock characters had their unique costume, and so the audience quickly recognised what type of theatre they were witnessing. Commedia dell’arte performances were accentuated by wild and bizarre body movements of actors wearing colourful costumes that caught the eye of the passerby (the theatrical group often performed in the streets or along the promenades). And these colourful costumes proved eye-catching to me as well. In my new series, Tititi Finger Puppets, I am inspired by those costumes and to some I add a twist.  

How are Tititi figurines made?

Tititi is a brand founded in 2019 by Tereza Talichová, which has since managed to establish itself in the field of contemporary Czech design for children. It focuses on the author’s painted wooden figurines, personifying in an individual form a number of different types of people, artists or dramatic characters from theatrical or literary works, viewed through a playful lens and with attention to detail.

Each of the figures is first created by turning the body of the figurine from wood (spruce, oak, linden). Except for exceptions, it is a symmetrical, vertical shape, individualized according to the designed profile (silhouette) and then finished with an original painting