shadow puppet

Shadow puppet of Suweta, a hero, made of carved and painted leather. His legs are sturdy and his hair is in the style known as apit urang, or pinching shrimp, and he wears a diadem and a garuda mungkur. The flesh parts are painted very pale pink and he has the narrow eyes and nose and delicate mouth typical of a refined, or halus, character. Suweta was the brother of Utara, who fought on the Pandawa side. Both were killed on the first day of the Kurukshetra war.

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