Shadow puppet of Bima, made of carved and painted leather. Bima is one of the five Pandawa brothers in the Mahabharata. he wears a loincloth in the black and white check poleng design, hanging down at the front and terminating in blue folds. His hair is in the style known as apit urang, or pinching shrimp. The flesh parts are painted dark brown.
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textile; Numdah; floor felt
candle (ritual & belief: religious buildings & furnishings); candle holder (ritual & belief: religious buildings & furnishings)
case (general & multipurpose)
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