Performances of shadow puppet theatre are accompanied by gamelan in Java, and by "gender wayang" in Bali.

"Performances of shadow puppet theatre are accompanied by gamelan in Java, and by "gender wayang" in Bali." - (Not sure what 'gender wayang" means. Wayang is the name given first-born children in Bali.

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 Shadow Puppet Gunungan from by EthnicArtandJewelry, $250.00

Wayang Kulit Shadow Puppet Gunungan from by EthnicArtandJewelry, $250.00

Javanese Shadow Puppet: Arjuna

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 .

Gunungan #wayang

Gunungan is a Javanese symbol and is shown a lot during wayang kulit "a Javanese puppet play". It symbolises life, from birth to death.

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.

GUNUNGAN | The most important requisite in the wayang kulit (Javanese shadow puppet) theatre. The gunungan (gunung, mountain) or kayon (forest) is a representation of the ancient Tree motif originating from India. This consist of two parts: a mountain and a tree. The Tree motif is rendered as a combination of two different trees: the fig tree rooted in heaven; and the earthbound lotus tree rising from the waters.

GUNUNGAN | The most important requisite in the wayang kulit (Javanese shadow puppet) theatre. The gunungan (gunung, mountain) or kayon (forest) is a representation of the ancient Tree motif originating from India. This consist of two parts: a mountain and a tree. The Tree motif is rendered as a combination of two different trees: the fig tree rooted in heaven; and the earthbound lotus tree rising from the waters.

Name : Parikesit  Parikesit is the only son of Abimanyu, son of Arjuna with Sumbadra. He is the first king of Yawastina Kingdom ( after Pandawa died, Hastina changed name into Yawastina ). While Parikesit still baby, his leg kick-out Pulanggeni, and killed Aswatama, spy from Kurawa who want to killed Pandawa and their family in the night.

Name : Parikesit Parikesit is the only son of Abimanyu, son of Arjuna with Sumbadra. He is the first king of Yawastina Kingdom ( after Pandawa died, Hastina changed name into Yawastina ). While Parikesit still baby, his leg kick-out Pulanggeni, and killed Aswatama, spy from Kurawa who want to killed Pandawa and their family in the night.

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