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India Wayang Goleks of Rama and Sita with Hand Carved Wood Heads and Crowns (Close Up)

India Wayang Goleks of Rama and Sita with Hand Carved Wood Heads and Crowns (Close Up)

Wooden rod puppets (wayang golek) of Rama and Sita, from the Hindu legend called Ramayana (Sita is in the foreground). The Rama and Sita dolls are made entirely from wood and are wearing velvet sarongs embellished with beads, sequins, and gold applique. The heads and majestic crowns are three-dimensional, carved and hand painted. Both headpieces are painted in bright gold, white, red, yellow and purple. Their faces are white, with detailed facial features. They have tassels hanging on either side of their crowns. The figures are about 27 inches (69 cm) tall.

For the story, visit The Story of Rama and Sita

Galleries: Asia, Decor, India Miscellaneous, Mixed Groups, Puppetry
Keywords: All_Rama_Sita, Asia, India, Indonesia, Indonesia, Rama, Ramayana, Sita, batik, carved, crown, dalang, doll, female, figurine, hand painted, handcrafted, king, male, man, 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: 14
Original Dimensions: 5616×3744
Picture Orientation: Landscape
GPS Coordinates: 28°3'40.85"N 82°24'36.26"W
Picture Number: 24682