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India Carved Wooden Rod Puppet of Rama from Ramayana Legend (Close Up)

India Carved Wooden Rod Puppet of Rama from Ramayana Legend (Close Up)

Wooden rod puppet (wayang golek) of Rama, from the Hindu legend called Ramayana. The Rama doll is made entirely from wood. His head and magnificent crown are three-dimensional, carved and hand painted. The headpiece is has a top portion painted red; the lower portion is gold, white, red, yellow and purple. He has tassels hanging on either side of the head. His face is painted white, with red lips, and decorative swirls. The figure is about 27 inches (69 cm) tall.

For the story, visit The Story of Rama and Sita

Galleries: Adult, Asia, India Miscellaneous, Male, Puppetry
Keywords: All_Rama_Sita, Asia, India, Indian, Indonesia, Indonesian, Rama, Ramayana, Sita, batik, carved, crown, dalang, figurine, hand painted, handcrafted, king, male, man, rod puppet, rods, tassels, three-dimensional, wayang golek, wood
Photo Location: FCIT Photo Studio, Tampa, FL
Photographer: Dr. Ann E. Barron
Date of Photo: 05/30/2013
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 0.0333333
F Number: 13
Original Dimensions: 3744×5616
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 28°3'40.85"N 82°24'36.26"W
Picture Number: 24693