Shadow Puppet Item Number: 2872/13 from the MOA: University of British Columbia
A shadow puppet in the shape of a tiger (Hari Mau kulit). The puppet is painted both front and back in brown with black tiger stripes. The mouth is open, showing large bared gold teeth and red gums. The eyes are heavily lidded, and have pronounced lashes. The features of the face- eyes, mouth, nostrils and jaw, are emphasized by close-set piercings through the leather. The figure crouches in a pounce position, with long, splayed gold claws on front and back feet.
Indonesian shadow puppet (wayang) in the shape of a tiger (Hari Mau kulit) used in puppet stage plays.