The History of Wayang Kulit in Java | Java Indonesia Surabaya Tour Operator, Tour Travel Agency

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,

Chinese Opera Doll

Chinese Opera Doll

Leather Wayang Kulit Puppet

As the name implies, shadow puppets are made from animal skin (buffalo, cow or goat). Shadow puppets are used to perform the play from the .

puppet museum exhibition display showing component parts of a Chinese opera puppet

Traditional Chinese opera puppets are glove puppets / hand puppets / palm puppets that children can play with, adults can collect, puppeteers can perform with, and lovers of classical Chinese culture and martial arts can appreciate.