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,
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
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.