Leather Square used by Travelling Matt from Fraggle Rock

Description (Brief):

This leather square was used with the puppet Travelling Matt from the HBO series Fraggle Rock. In the first episode of Fraggle Rock, Travelling Matt goes through a hole into the human world and what he considers “Outer Space.” Reminiscent of a 19th century anthropologist, Travelling Matt observes common objects in “Outer Space” and makes mostly wrong observations about how the human world works. He shares these observations in postcards that he sends back to his nephew Gobo in Fraggle Rock.

Description (Brief)

Fraggle Rock is a children’s television program created by Jim Henson that aired for five seasons on HBO from 1983 to 1987. Henson created the Fraggle world as one where different types of creatures lived together in a world where they were interconnected and important to one another. From the beginning, the show was designed to be easily adaptable to different cultures, which generally led to each country having its own human character, such as Doc in the American version, with the same Fraggle scenes dubbed in local languages.

Associated Name: Henson, Jim

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: PuppetryTelevision


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Credit Line: Gift of the Family of Jim Henson: Lisa Henson, Cheryl Henson, Brian Henson, John Henson and Heather Henson

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2013.0101.17.09Accession Number: 2013.0101Catalog Number: 2013.0101.17.09

Object Name: leather

Physical Description: leather (overall material)wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 in x 3 in; 5.08 cm x 7.62 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-ac0f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1891281

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