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Inside the Puppet Box: A Performance Collection of Wayang Kulit at the Museum of International Folk Art

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Indonesian wayang kulit (shadow puppet) performance is one of the oldest and greatest storytelling traditions in the world and lies close to the heart of Javanese culture. These flat puppets, made from water buffalo hide, are elaborately decorated and perforated to cast spectacular shadows when used in performances that are usually based on classical literature with contemporary issues incorporated into particular scenes, and are always accompanied by a gamelon orchestra. An art of and for the people, wayang kulit remains a ...

Inside the Puppet Box: A Performance Collection of Wayang Kulit at the Museum of International Folk Art 2010, Museum of International Folk Art, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780295990743

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