Shadow Puppet Item Number: 1374/1 from the MOA: University of British Columbia

Description

Shadow puppet of male figure with black face in profile. Long neck with six black lines, projecting out from body. Long nose, open mouth with three teeth. Hair tied into curved and pointed shape with gold coloured attachment. Skirt has brightly coloured design amd chest is bare. Hair and skirt finely perforated. Long, jointed arms attached to controlling rods. Ring on each hand with three red circles on it. Feet are joined heel to toe by red strip. The shoulders and elbows are rotatable and a marionnette stick is attached through the palm of each hand.

Narrative

Puppet purchased in Balai Agung's shop in Surakarta, next to the Kajunanan Kraton, on the island of Java.