puppets

Rod puppet, wayang golek, representing a refined male character, possibly Pandu, an ally of the Pandawas in the Ramayana. Face painted white. Headdress in the form of gelung supit urang, with no garuda mungkur. Sumping ear ornament, no hair curl. Wearing a red bodice and front apron, both trimmed with a fringe. Batik skirt cloth has diagonal bands of a parang design in golden brown, alternating with bands of ceplok motifs in a darker brown. He has an upper arm band and bracelet on each arm, each consisting of a plain lower section and an upper section with triangular painted designs. Articulated arms, from which hands project at right angles. Java, Indonesia.

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