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Indonesia Intricate Batik-like Designs on Shadow Puppet with Rods (Close Up)

Indonesia Intricate Batik-like Designs on Shadow Puppet with Rods (Close Up)

This handcrafted wood shadow puppet, also known as wayang klitik (if made with wood) or wayang kulit (if made with leather), originates in Java (an island in Indonesia). It represents a character in the ancient Sanskrit Ramayana epic story of Rama and Sinta. The flat articulated figure is held between a source of light and a screen or wall. Then, when a puppeteer moves the shadow puppet or the light source, the shadow appears to walk, dance, etc. The figure stands 12 inches (30 cm) tall.

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Galleries: Adult, Asia, Historical Figures, Indonesia, Puppetry
Keywords: All_Shadow_Puppet, Asia, Indonesia, Java, Rama, Ramayana, Sinta, articulated, doll, figure, figurine, handcrafted, island, puppeteer, shadow puppet, wayang klitik, wayang kulit, 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: 0.05
F Number: 13
Original Dimensions: 5616×3744
Picture Orientation: Landscape
GPS Coordinates: 28°3'40.85"N 82°24'36.26"W
Picture Number: 27553