Traditional Wayang Puppets

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Wayang Kulit - Indonesian shadow puppet

Indonesian shadow puppet theater is called Wayang kulit in Indonesia and it is particularly popular in Java and Bali. Wayang Kulit, the Ind.

Javanese Wayang Kulit

Javanese origin artforms are among the best known in Indonesia .

Wayang Kulit Performance: The Sacrifice of Bima. by Gustavo Thomas, via Flickr

Wayang Kulit Balinese Shadows Puppet Theater "The Sacrifice of Bima" (The Performance)

In the middle of the screen, note the leaf-shaped "tree of life" or Kayonan. It is one of the most important puppets in Wayang Kulit, the Javanese art of shadow puppetry.

Gustavo Thomas Theatre: Wayang Kulit Balinese Shadows Puppet Theater: The Sacrifice of Bima