BIMA

Shadow puppet (wayang figure) representing Raden Werudara, or Bima. Made from hide and decorated with polychrome pigment and pierced detailing. The hair of the figure is in supit urang (like a lobster claw) style. Elongated nail on each hand. Puppet wears an elaborate headdress and costume. Attached to a central spliced rod with vegetable fibre. Separate rods attached to articulated arms.

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