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India and Indonesia Wooden Rod Puppet of Sita from Ramayana (Full View)

India and Indonesia Wooden Rod Puppet of Sita from Ramayana (Full View)

Wooden rod puppet (wayang golek) of Sita, the wife of Rama from the Hindu legend, called Ramayana. The doll puppet is manipulated by a rod that runs through the center of the body, as well as smaller rods connected to the puppet's hands. A puppeteer (dalang) controls the doll by using the rods to turn the head and move the jointed arms. The Sita doll is made entirely from wood and is wearing a velvet gown decorated with beads and a Javanese batik skirt. Her head and majestic crown are three-dimensional, carved and hand painted. The figure is 27 inches (69 cm) tall.

For the story, visit The Story of Rama and Sita

Galleries: Adult, Asia, Female, Hinduism, India Miscellaneous, Puppetry
Keywords: All_Rama_Sita, Asia, India, Queen, Rama, Ramayana, Sita, batik, carved, crown, dalang, doll, female, figurine, hand painted, handcrafted, lady, rod puppet, rods, tassels, three-dimensional, wayang golek, woman, 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: 9
Original Dimensions: 3162×5616
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 28°3'40.85"N 82°24'36.26"W
Picture Number: 24683