Shadow puppet (wayang kulit)

Description
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.
Accession Loan No.
112/2000/7
Collection Class
Religion and magic
Common Name
shadow puppet (wayang kulit)
Simple Name
puppet
Full Name
shadow puppet (wayang kulit)
Dimensions
whole height 662 mm
Production Year High
1979
Production County
Java
Production Country
Indonesia
Production Area Region
South-East Asia
Production Continent
Asia
Family Group

Material
leather or skin; quill
Function Detail
wayang kulit puppet representing a male figure
Collection Area Region
SE
Collection Continent
Asia

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