I made her partly as an experiment to find out how lifelike a puppet can be if its parts are simply flat scroll-cut profiles with no additional shaping. I think she turned out pretty well. The method is a fair bit quicker than the fully carved puppets I've made in the past.
She and the plank she dances on are both made from a plank of mystery hardwood salvaged from an Indian packing crate. It feels a lot like oak. We've got quite a few more of these planks, though they do need planing and sanding to get a pretty surface:
Here's a little video of me playing about with her (inexpertly and without musical accompaniment):
I'm willing to take commissions to make custom-designed jig dolls. Email me (alex at alexholden dot net) if interested.