shadow puppet

Shadow puppet of Sempati, a monkey with the skin of a tiger, made of carved and painted leather. In Hindu mythology Sempati usually appears as a bird, the brother of Garuda or Jetayu, who lost his wings while rescuing Jetayu from the flames of the sun. In the Ramayana he becomes an ally of Hanoman in the search for Sita. In Bali he appears as a creature who is part monkey, part tiger.

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