Shadow puppet of Dewi Sita, made of carved and painted leather. She has a diadem and long curly hair which flows down her back. She has delicate facial features including pointed nose and whole eye. Her skin is painted beige. Dewi Sita is at the centre of the Ramayana story. She is kidnapped by Rahwana, and the story revolves around her rescue by Rama and his allies.
These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.
The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.
If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org