Item Records

This page shows all the information we have about this item. Both the institution that physically holds this item, and RRN members have contributed the knowledge on this page. You’re looking at the item record provided by the holding institution. If you scroll further down the page, you’ll see the information from RRN members, and can share your own knowledge too.

The RRN processes the information it receives from each institution to make it more readable and easier to search. If you’re doing in-depth research on this item, be sure to take a look at the Data Source tab to see the information exactly as it was provided by the institution.

These records are easy to share because each has a unique web address. You can copy and paste the location from your browser’s address bar into an email, word document, or chat message to share this item with others.

  • Data
  • Data Source

This information was automatically generated from data provided by MOA: University of British Columbia. It has been standardized to aid in finding and grouping information within the RRN. Accuracy and meaning should be verified from the Data Source tab.


Rod puppet of Bima. The head (part a) has a long, curling rear portion, known as a gelund supit urang, with decorative ear ornaments (called sumping). The red eyes protrude, as does the nose, above a smiling mouth surrounded by moustache and beard. His torso (part b) is bare but for a blue serpent encircling the neck. A sarong is belted with a decorative golden sash and beaded velvet hangings. The sarong hides a removable wooden stick (part c) that extends through the torso to control the movement of the head. Bracelets adorn the arms, and each hand has, rather than a middle finger, a kuku ponconoco- a magical red claw used as a weapon. The arms are moveable at shoulder and elbow by wooden sticks attached to each hand.

History Of Use

Wayang goleck, an Indonesian rod puppet, named Bima, one of the heroic Pandawa brothers and a great warrior, who appears in the Hindu epic the Mahabharata.

Item History

With an account, you can ask other users a question about this item. Request an Account

With an account, you can submit information about this item and have it visible to all users and institutions on the RRN. Request an Account

Similar Items