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Artifact Number74-811
Current Cultural AffiliationsFrench Canadian
All AffiliationsFrench Canadian (culture)
Category09: recreational artifacts
09: recreational artifacts
06: tools and equipment for communication
Sub-categoryI040: public entertainment device
I100: toy
F060: musical tools and equipment
Place of OriginCountry - Canada, Province - Quebec
MeasurementsHeight 91.4 cm, Width 28.0 cm, Depth 15.2 cm
Artist / Maker / ManufacturerSaint-Germain, Alcide
Earliest Possible Date1967/01/01
Latest Possible Date1967/12/31
Related Activitypuppetry
CaptionMiscellaneous Artists and Companies – 1960s
Additional Information

This page relates to puppets created during this period, as well as to a selection of documents pertaining to the era.

(Alternate names: Jig Doll, Dancing Doll)

Wooden figure with articulated limbs, held by a rod attached to its back, and made to move - "dance" - when a plank of wood is vibrated beneath its feet. The arms are usually articulated at the shoulder, sometimes also at the elbow and wrist, and the legs can have as many as four joints. At the sound of music - traditionally that of the fiddle - the limberjack is made to "dance", or "jig". The actual manipulation of the puppet has a musical aspect as well, given that the noise of the puppet's feet on the plank creates various rhythms in time with the music.


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