Puppet From "Wayang Golek" Javanese Culture, Java Island, Indonesia

19th century
Asian Arts
From: 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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    PUPPET by "Wayang Golek"
    Javanese Culture, Java Island, Indonesia
    End of the 19th century - beginning of the 20th century
    Wood, fabric and pigments
    H .: 67cm; L .: 10cm

    Painted wooden puppet, dressed in a large sarong in light fabric with brown patterns and an embroidered green jacket. Her face, marked with a raised nose and ears, is covered with white pigments and outlined with almond eyes, eyebrows and nostrils finely painted in black. Her half-open mouth, with pink lips, reveals small teeth. She wears a large conical headdress pigmented in red and green.

    These theater puppets, characteristic of the island of Java, have the particularity of being equipped with movable arms, articulated using wooden sticks fixed at the level of the hands. They were the animated figures of Sanskrit stories from Hindu mythology Ramayana and Mahabharata.

    On plinth.

    Text and photos © FCP CORIDON


    Style Asian Arts
    Century 19th century
    Materials Wood
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 1 Business Day
    Location 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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