And, by the way, this one belongs to French gypsies on their way to the Saintes-Marie-de-la-Mer.
In the same spirit than the gypsy vardo... but with different colours.
Much of the design is inspired by a French manufacturer "Le Ludion" who makes a variety of organs and of decorations. It's a street organ working with punch card books. There are other manufacturers like the ancient Limonaire.
I bought the monkey a long time ago, he is from Annie Willis- UK and was in my voodoo boat. Now that the boat is dry-docked, he has moved in the gypsy vardo.
The beginnings...part 1
The beginnings...part 2