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India Hand Carved Wooden Puppet of Sita from Ramayana Legend (Close Up)

India Hand Carved Wooden Puppet of Sita from Ramayana Legend (Close Up)

Wooden rod puppet (wayang golek) of Sita, from the Hindu legend called Ramayana. The Sita doll is made entirely from wood. Her head and magnificent crown is three-dimensional, carved and hand painted. The headpiece is painted in bright gold, white, red, yellow and purple. She has curls of hair under her crown and tassels hanging on either side of the head. Her 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, Female, India Miscellaneous, Puppetry
Keywords: All_Rama_Sita, Asia, India, Indian, Indonesia, Indonesian, Rama, Ramayana, Sita, batik, carved, crown, dalang, female, figurine, hand painted, handcrafted, queen, 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: 13
Original Dimensions: 3744×5616
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 28°3'40.85"N 82°24'36.26"W
Picture Number: 24692