Puppet

Shadow puppet theatre is one of the oldest storytelling traditions in the world. Wayang means ‘shadow’ or ‘ghost’ and kulit refers to the leather the puppet is made from. Puppet shows are played everywhere and dramas include the telling of the popular Hindu saga The Ramayana.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
112/2000/7
Collection Class
Religion and magic
Collection Area Region
SE
Material
leather or skinquill
Common Name
puppet
Simple Name
puppet
Production County
Java
Production Country
Indonesia
Production Year High
1979

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shadow puppet (wayang kulit)