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Panakawan puppet named Cepot. A piece of fishing line holds the head to the body (part a) and due to a metal piece in the interior, the head is able to nod. The face is red, with blue eyes, a small nose, and an open mouth that displays one white tooth. The lower lip protrudes out past the upper, which is lined with a small black moustache. The clothing is village style, with a scarf covering the scalp, a long sleeved black jacket with a white sash, and a long checked sarong. A white string around the waste holds a sheathed dagger. The sarong hides a removable wooden stick (part b) that extends through the torso to control the movement of the head and connects the figure to its blue wooden base (part c). The arms are moveable at shoulder and elbow by wooden sticks attached to each hand.

History Of Use

Panakawan puppet from Indonesian wayang (stage plays). The Panakawan puppets are “clown-servants”, providing comic relief and commentary and acting as aids and advisors to the hero of the play. They represent common villagers. This puppet is named Cepot.

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