12 March 2009

Wayang Golek

Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wayang Golek, Indonesia

This is a traditional wood puppet called wayang golek, used to perform popular stories about Indonesian legends or history.

Like you can see, the puppet is placed into a glass frame to cover it from dust. I'm sorry about the cluttered items behind. I took this photo with my mobile camera at my husband's office which was in renovation, but I didn't dare to move anything...


Happy Sepia Scenes

Thanks, Mary

9 appreciated note(s):

Mojo said...

The model ship behind adds some interest to the figure, so maybe it's good you didn't move anything!

Carletta said...

Such carved detail! It's beautiful! Lovely in sepia.

Sreisaat said...

Soksabay, Rosidah.

I love puppets like that.
I have long been fascinated by folk stories in our Southeast Asian region. I saw a similar puppet in Malaysia and bought one. I promised to myself I'll get one in every SEA country that I go to. I hope I get to visit Indonesia soon :)

P.S. My good friend Ifeh sent me her own Kebaya as a gift years ago.

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Syaa_Fiqq said...

Nice beautiful sepia photo. Over here we called this "Wayang Kulit", almost the same..

the daily said...

lovely in sepia...

mine in here http://thedailyphoto.today.com/2009/03/09/the-golden-age/

Robin said...

What a lovely puppet, and it works very well in sepia too.

Ralph said...

That is a serious puppet, so detailed in its carving. A puppeteer working one of these large figures is an artist as well, making the puppet look so life-like in action...

PJ said...

The puppet looks very interesting, not what I'm used to seeing. The sepia is just right.

maryt/theteach said...

That's a great Sepia shot! Thanks for participating in our meme. You take great care to give credit where it's due! :)