West African Finger Puppet Set
Engage learners with these five felt finger puppets to explore the countries and cultures in the West Africa countries of Nigeria, Togo, Ghana, Senegal, and Cameroon. Ideal for children in a class setting or at home. Adorable folk art, these hand-sewn finger puppets from Indonesia will entertain children for hours. Perfect for educating children about international cultures, art, and role playing. Handmade by Indonesian women who are providing much needed supplemental income for their families. Each figure measures 4-by-2.5 inches.
About this Artisan
Slowly and steadily, the Indonesia women weave their threads through felt circles onto pieces of felt that will eventually house children’s fingers as puppets. Since many of their husbands work jobs that don’t pay well, the women must earn additional income. That used to mean rolling cigarettes for pennies a day, Now, the women have teamed with Lifetouch Artistry to create finger puppets of all nationalities, which helps them afford groceries and schooling for their children.