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shadow puppet

Shadow puppet of a Galuh, or queen, made of carved and painted leather. She wears a tall three-peaked diadem and her hair is tied in a knot behind her head. Her skirt cloth extends between her feet, as would that of a Gambuh dancer performing this role. Her skin is painted white and her features are refined.

in wayang Arja shadow performances

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