Gareng - Traditional Indonesian Shadow Puppet. One of the Punakawan, a family of characters generally representing the commoners in Javanese Wayang. The other three are Semar (Gareng's father), Bagong, and Petruk. In Balinese wayang, the Punakawan characters are Malen and Merdah (the maids of Pandawa) and Delem and Sangut (the maids of Kurawa)
Shadow puppets have been used by many Eastern and Western cultures to tell their stories. This is an example of a finely cut Wayang Kulit puppet from Java, Indonesia. It is made from buffalo skin with rods made from cow horns.