Wayang is an ancient Javanese word meaning “shadow” or “ghost.” It is also the name for the traditional sacred dramas of Java and Bali. There are seven main forms of wayang, but wayang kulit, or shadow-puppet theater,
Wayang Puppets of Indonesia: Use this website to learn about the puppets and the performance that is an important part of Javanese Culture. These leather puppets are used in shadow puppet shows across the island of Java.
Wayang recognized as a UNESCO masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity in 2003. Culture is a stylish marriage between acting, sound art, music, speech arts, literary arts, painting, sculpture, symbol to art. In its development, the puppet is often used as a medium of propaganda, education, entertainment, philosophical understanding, as well as entertainment to the public.