Wayang

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.

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.

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 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.

Puppet Show. Indonesian Wayang Kulit.  ✯ Bali Floating Leaf Eco-Retreat ✯ http://balifloatingleaf.com/ ✯

Puppet Show. Indonesian Wayang Kulit. ✯ Bali Floating Leaf Eco-Retreat ✯ http://balifloatingleaf.com/ ✯

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

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

wayang gedog, cerita . #indonesia #shadow puppet

wayang gedog, cerita . #indonesia #shadow puppet

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

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

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 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 n LV. #indonesia #shadowpuppet lol, love the baggage

Wayang n LV. #indonesia #shadowpuppet lol, love the baggage

Batik wayang cap by judyrae67, via Flickr

Batik wayang cap by judyrae67, via Flickr

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

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

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