Indonesian Shadow Puppet

This is an example of a shadow puppet - a finely cut Wayang Kulit puppet from Java, Indonesia. Made from buffalo skin with rods made from cow horns.

A buffalohide puppet used in Nang drama (Nang Talung), a form of shadow play from Thailand.

A buffalo-hide puppet used in Nang drama (Nang Talung), a form of shadow play from Thailand.

Shadow Puppet

Shadow Puppet

Nang sbek (shadow theatre) (or Lkhaon Nang Sbek; Khmer: ល្ខោនណាំងស្បែក) is closely related to the Nang Yai of Thailand, Wayang of Malaysia and Indonesia like the Islands of Java and Bali, thus implying that nang sbek may have came from an Indonesian or Malaysian origin from many centuries ago.

Theatre of the Shadow at the Sovanna Phum Theatre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (© SIME/eStock Photo ) September 200

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