Wayang Kulit Shadow Theatre Performance Puppet "Bima"
This magnificent artwork is the actual FULL-SIZE Shadow Puppet manipulated by the Dalang (puppeteer) of the Wayang Kulit shadow theatre play and is entirely hand made. The body of the puppet is made of intricately carved and colorfully painted water-buffalo leather. The Puppet is carved and painted by a highly skilled artisan in Indonesia. The center handle and manipulating rods are carved from the water buffalo horn.
Indonesian Shadow Theater plays are orchestrated by the Dalang (puppet master) who manipulates the puppets and creates the speech, accents and sounds according to age and gender of the character. The Dalang is also a composer, improviser, producer, orator, singer, choirmaster, dance master and stage manager.
This puppet represents the character “Bima” who is strong, bold and equipped with protruding finger-nails that he uses as weapons. A descendant of the wind God, Bima has the ability to fly.
Wayang means “puppet” and Kulit means “leather”.
The Puppet will greatly enhance any living room decor, bedroom decor, kitchen decor, hallway. decor or office decor.
Approximate height including stand: 32 inches (81 cm)
(Please note: each of these items is hand made, and therefore unique. Small
imperfections and differences are normal in items, which are not mass-produced or machine made)