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.

Originating in the Han Dynasty AD), Chinese shadow puppets were made from donkey and ox leather, carved until transparent, d.

Wayang is a Javanese (Indonesia) word for particular kinds of theatre. When the term is used to refer to kinds of puppet theatre, sometimes the puppet itself is referred to as wayang.

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,

Traditional wayang orang (human puppet) in Yogyakarta’s Palace, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Traditional wayang orang (human puppet) in Yogyakarta’s Palace, Yogyakarta…

Wayang Maker (Shadow Puppet) - aking of Wayang (Shadow Puppet), Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  MORE INFO: UNESCO designated Wayang Kulit, a shadow puppet theatre and the best known of the Indonesian wayang, as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on 7 November 2003

Making of Wayang (Shadow Puppet), Yogyakarta, Indonesia. MORE INFO: UNESCO designated Wayang Kulit, a shadow puppet theatre and the best known of the Indonesian wayang, as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on 7 November 2003

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Wayang               Kulit in Central Java is probably one of the               oldest continuous traditions of storytelling in the world, and               certainly among the most highly developed.

Wayang Puppets of Indonesia: Use this website to learn about the puppets and the performance that is an important part of Javanese Culture. These leather puppets are used in shadow puppet shows across the island of Java.

"The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello" (2005), Australian animated film, based on Wayang

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