This could easily be recreated in carving wood with certain deep gouges and V shaped tools to produce the same textured marks. Quite a lot of puppets I've looked at don't have much emphasis on hair. If you look at some of the examples in previous post most are bald or have little detail or are covered with hats. I think the finish on the hair will be very important to the character of my marionette as my hair is one of my most obvious characteristics.
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