The one-eyed witch is called Leyak Mata Besik. She is associated with the practice of black magic in Bali.

The one-eyed witch is called Leyak Mata Besik. She is associated with the practice of black magic in Bali. Not really Wayang, but this one eyed mask is unusual and caught my attention.

eclektic:    Wayang Golek  Rod puppets, mostly associated with the Sundanese culture of West Java

Wayang Golek, Sundanese (One of Indonesian Ethnic Group) Rod Puppets Show - West Java, Indonesia

arjuna, wayang kulit, indonesian culture

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,

Gunungan, symbolize the world or  the earth on traditional Javanese puppet story (Wayang).

Gunungan, symbolize the world or the earth on traditional Javanese puppet story (Wayang).

Wayang Kulit Puppet

My mother was born in Indonesia, & she owned a shadow puppet that looked rather like the tallest one here. It provided me with TONS of 'nightmare fuel' as a child (& still does!


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