rod puppet

Body of a rod puppet, wayang golek. The body is carved from wood and painted with silver-coloured pigment. The articulated arms are attached to rods with vegetable fibre cord. It is dressed in a cream sarong with printed brown patterns, and an upper garment made from leather decorated with openwork and pigment. The waistband is secured with a row of small nails.

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